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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior.
Vatican defrocks former Cardinal found guilty of sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) (02/16/19) - The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes.
Exclusive - McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law': top Vatican investigator
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a “very important signal” to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law, the Vatican’s top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday.
Vatican Envoy to France Under Investigation for Sexual Assault
PARIS — The Vatican’s envoy to France is under investigation after being accused of sexually molesting an employee of Paris City Hall, French officials said on Friday. The case adds to a long list of sexual assault accusations around the globe — from minors, other priests and nuns, among others — th
French police investigate sexual assault claim against Vatican nuncio
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Italian Archbishop Luigi Ventura, 74, a Vatican diplomat who once served in Canada, Chile and western Africa, is under investigation by police in Paris for allegedly sexually assaulting a city official.
McCarrick Protégé Cardinal Kevin Farrell Given Key Vatican Position
VATICAN CITY, 14 February 2019 (OnePeterFive.com)—As rumors of the imminent laicization of disgraced former Cardinal and accused pederast predator Theodore McCarrick continue to spread, Pope Francis has announced the appointment of McCarrick protégé Cardinal Kevin Farrell as papal Camerlengo—a posit
The Vatican and Microsoft team up to promote AI ethics
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it is teaming up with Microsoft MSFT, +0.27% on an academic prize to promote ethics in artificial intelligence. Pope Francis met privately on Wednesday with Microsoft President Brad Smith and the head of a Vatican scientific office that promotes Catholic Church p
Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals
20190212T0752-24424-CNS-VATICAN-LETTER-ABUSE-MEETING.jpg. Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a professor of psychology and president of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, leads a briefing for journalists in Rome Feb. 12, 2019. The briefing was to prepare for the
Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy
French writer Frederic Martel gestures during an interview with Associated Press, in Paris, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. In the explosive book "In the Closet of the Vatican" author Frederic Martel describes a gay subculture at the Vatican and calls out the hypocrisy of Catholic bishops and cardinals who i
Pope Francis defrocks Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.
Pope names new 'camerlengo' to run Vatican in papal transition period
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Thursday named the Irish-American cardinal Kevin Farrell as the new “camerlengo”, the prelate who runs the Vatican between the death or resignation of a pontiff and the election of a new one.
Eight in ten Vatican priests are gay, explosive new book claims
The vast majority of Vatican priests are gay, claims an explosive new book set for release on February 21. French journalist and author Frédéric Martel, who is gay and has written various books about LGBT+ rights, has carried out 1,500 interviews over four years for his new book, In the Closet of th
Vatican clears way for canonization of Blessed Cardinal Newman
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization.
Vatican Defrocks Former United States Cardinal McCarrick Over Sex Abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.
Pope Francis defrocks former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington over sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.
Pope defrocks ex-Cardinal and former Archbishop of Newark McCarrick over sex abuse
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.
U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked over sex abuse
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.
Vatican to rule next week on defrocking of disgraced U.S. cardinal: sources
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Vatican officials will meet next week to decide the fate of disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick over allegations of sexual abuse, Vatican sources said on Friday.
Vatican's Office of General Auditor gets new statutes
With a Feb. 9 motu proprio issued the new norms for the Vatican’s Office of the General Auditor; they will become become effective on Feb. 16. The general auditor oversees an annual financial assessment of each department, or dicastery, of the Roman Curia, the group of offices that assists the pope
New book claims 80 percent of Vatican priests are gay
An explosive new book claiming that the majority of Vatican clerics are gay is scheduled to be released on the same day that Pope Francis' sex abuse summit is set to begin in Vatican City.