As Cardinal George Pell testifies long-distance, Australia's church remains at the center of the royal commission on child sexual abuse.
Franciscan Frs. Giles Schinelli, Robert D'Aversa, and Anthony Criscitelli, were each charged in Pennsylvania with one count of endangering the welfare of children and criminal conspiracy.
The French Prime Minister called on Cardinal Philippe Barbarin to "assume his responsibilities" amid pedophilia cover-up allegations.
Joseph Adamec, one of the Altoona-Johnstown, Pa., bishops singled out by a grand jury report for his "abysmal" record on sexually abusive priests, defended his handling of allegations.
While Australian abuse survivors say they faxed Francis a note, the Vatican spokesman said the pope's secretaries had not received one.
Bishop Mark Bartchak pledged on March 3 to publish a list of credibly accused priests, following the release of a scathing grand jury report March 1.
Decades ago, when a schoolboy came to Pell and reported that a Catholic teacher was "misbehaving with boys," Pell never reported the matter to authorities.
NCR Today: Meanwhile, Jesuit Fr. Klaus Mertes, the whistleblower who first unveiled the abuse in the Jesuit College in Berlin, has called for Müller to step down.
The statewide grand jury report chronicles a history of persistent, concealed abuse in the south-central Pennsylvania diocese that extended from 1940 through 2009.
At least 50 priests or religious leaders were involved in the abuse of hundreds of kids, and diocesan leaders systematically concealed the abuse, according to a grand jury report.