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Bishops who cover up sex abuse to face Church judgement

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:37 PM

Pope Francis approves a recommendation from his newly created panel on clerical sex abuse to create a tribunal with powers to judge bishops who cover up such crimes

VICTIMS. Abuse victims Jim Robertson (R) and Rita Milla (L) are joined by supporters holding quilts bearing the portraits of abused children while gathered outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, on February 1, 2013, one day after the release of personnel files of priests accused of sexual misconduct. Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP

3 in 5 priests live in a material world

Jan 16, 2015 - 5:49 PM

It s going to take more than a gentle admonition from Pope Francis to rock the Church of Peter in the Philippines

Archbishop Legaspi: Prelate for a 'Church of the Poor'

Aug 08, 2014 - 4:06 PM

In May 2012 the prelate says he had only asked to live long enough to oversee the 300 year celebration of devotion to the Lady of Peñafrancia in 2010 He got what he wished for and more

Pope Francis to meet sex abuse victims for first time

Jul 05, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Six victims from Britain Germany and Ireland will talk with the head of the Roman Catholic Church at his private residence near Saint Peter s Basilica on Monday July 7

Bishop Buhain: ‘Church higher-ups denied me due process’

Jun 21, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Canon Law provides for due process but Buhain who was forced to retire over alleged indiscretions says the ones implementing it may have been forgetful

Tagle won’t be next Pope - 3 archbishops

Feb 12, 2013 - 1:26 PM

Tagle’s obvious handicap is that he is still young to be in the running as the next Pope say the 3 retired prelates

Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines walks, wearing his biretta hat, after Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as a cardinal during a ceremony on November 24, 2012 at St Peter's basilica at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO