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June 10, 2019
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, then the Vatican's ambassador to the United States, delivers a sermon at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in March 2016. Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu.
Archbishop who called on pope to resign gives 1st interview since self-imposed exile
June 10, 2019 - 11:24am
June 7, 2019
Roxane Salonen, Faith Conversations columnist.
Faith Conversations: The (literal) heart of a saint recently visited Fargo's faithful. Here's why
June 7, 2019 - 7:00am
May 13, 2019
Theresa Engelhardt, pictured in a chapel at the National Shrine Grotto, had a 15-year relationship and a child with a priest.  Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary
Catholic scandals prompt some women who had relationships with priests to ponder whether they, too, were abused
May 13, 2019 - 12:37pm
May 9, 2019
Pope Francis in Santiago, Chile .   Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino
Vatican establishes new rule for sexual abuse complaints and coverups involving bishops
May 9, 2019 - 9:33am
April 11, 2019
Pope Francis in Santiago, Chile .   Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino
Ex-Pope Benedict contradicts Pope Francis in unusual intervention on sexual abuse
April 11, 2019 - 11:02am
March 29, 2019
File photo of Pope Francis, seen here in Santiago, Chile, has been accused by a former Vatican ambassador of covering up sexual abuse. Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino
Pope Francis enacts new legislation requiring Vatican officials to report abuse
March 29, 2019 - 9:15am
March 27, 2019
Catholic universities push for debate on the clergy sex abuse crisis
March 27, 2019 - 8:24am
March 21, 2019
File photo of Pope Francis, seen here in Santiago, Chile, has been accused by a former Vatican ambassador of covering up sexual abuse. Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino
Pope Francis wants psychological testing to prevent problem priests. But can it really do that?
March 21, 2019 - 8:43am
March 19, 2019
West Virginia accuses Catholic diocese and former bishops of sex abuse cover-up in unusual consumer protection lawsuit
March 19, 2019 - 5:34pm
March 13, 2019
Former priest accused of abusing dozens of boys found murdered in Las Vegas
March 13, 2019 - 9:04am
February 25, 2019
Cardinal George Pell gestures as he talks during a news conference for the presentation of new president of Vatican Bank IOR, at the Vatican July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File photo
Australian Cardinal George Pell convicted of sexually assaulting two choirboys
February 25, 2019 - 8:52pm
February 24, 2019
Pope Francis, seen here in January in Santiago, Chile, has been accused by a former Vatican ambassador of covering up sexual abuse. That ambassador -- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò demanded that Francis step down. Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino
At Vatican summit, Pope Francis calls for 'all-out battle' against sexual abuse but is short on specifics
February 24, 2019 - 4:45pm
February 21, 2019
Commentary: Investigating gay Catholic priests will reveal much about church
February 21, 2019 - 8:27am
February 19, 2019
Pope Francis, seen here in January in Santiago, Chile, has been accused by a former Vatican ambassador of covering up sexual abuse. That ambassador -- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò demanded that Francis step down. Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino
'The pope ignored them': Alleged abuse of deaf children on two continents points to Vatican failings
February 19, 2019 - 10:21am
February 11, 2019
Legislative committee kills bill that would have opened window for child sex abuse suits
February 11, 2019 - 7:39pm
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