In a letter to the Congregation for Clergy, Cardinal Timothy Dolan sought permission for a "transfer of assets" to a cemetery fund.
Commentary: The latest scandals in the Vatican bank are only one example of what the five-person review group will have to deal with.
One priest, accused of abusing 10 minors, remained a priest for more than seven years after allegations of sex abuse were made.
Commentary: The Vatican bank remains a rich source of material for Italian journalists, conspiracy theorists and anyone else who wants to build a case for Vatican intrigue.
Lawyers representing victims of clergy sex abuse say the documents will provide greater insight into the role of the Vatican and local church leaders in the cases.
Book review: Bishop Geoffrey Robinson dares something fundamentally revolutionary in For Christ’s Sake: End Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church ... For Good.
For eight decades, leaders of a Capuchin community acted inadequately in responding to sex abuse allegations, concludes an audit released Tuesday.
Two former leaders of the lay group set up by the U.S. bishops to monitor the church's sex abuse policies have said questions remain over how religious orders are being audited.
SNAP and the Center for Constitutional Rights brought the case against four Vatican officials, including Pope Benedict XVI, to the court.
The International Criminal Court declined a request from victims of clergy sexual abuse to investigate Vatican officials and their responsibility for the abuse of children by Catholic priests around the world.
In a two-page letter May 31, the court told the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, which represented the victims, that the offenses alleged in the survivor's petition "do not appear to fall within the jurisdiction of the court."