Public prosecutors have submitted recommendations to Victoria Police on whether to try Australian Cardinal George Pell on decades-old abuse allegations, but their advice has not been made public.
Vatican: Financial watchdog marked 207 activities as questionable in 2016, says reporting is evidence of "ever-increasing" reforms.
Creditors voting on competing compensation plans in the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese bankruptcy proceedings threw broad support behind their own committee's proposal, while largely rejecting an alternative put forth by the archdiocese.
Deacon candidate Ronald Vasek sued Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minnesota, for coercion over Vasek's prior revelation of sexual abuse by the diocese's former vicar general.
Embarking on a state lobbying day to extend the statute of limitations on child abuse, watchdog group Catholic Whistleblowers praises New York Archdiocese's new compensation program for victims.
New Delhi -- Amid a recent rash of criminal allegations, more than 100 theologians, women religious, priests and feminists have written to India's bishops to demand they react quickly.
A priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia responsible for a retirement home for priests faces federal charges of embezzling more than $535,000 from that same home.
Hard questions loom for the Montana diocese, which described the Chapter 11 filing as "a major step toward bringing resolution to 72 current claims of abuse of minors."
Jesuit Fr. Hans Zollner says his group has asked the pontiff to create a new Vatican office to train personnel in how to respond to letters from abuse survivors.
Paris, France: Clerical sex abusers were often transferred to other parishes or even other countries, according to investigation presented on TV, on website and in new book.