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Australia’s High Court hears what may be Pell’s last appeal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse took his appeal to Australia’s highest court Wednesday...

Vatican halts Mexico abuse prevention mission, cites virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's bishops said Friday the Vatican had suspended a clerical sex abuse fact-finding and assistance mission to Mexico due to...

Vatican suspends investigative mission to Mexico over virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's bishops said Friday the Vatican had suspended a mission to investigate clerical abuse in Mexico due to the spreading...

Pope names Savannah bishop Hartmayer archbishop of Atlanta

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has named Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer as the new leader of the Catholic Church in Atlanta. Hartmayer, 68,...

4 Mexican bishops referred to superiors in sex abuse cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Vatican's representative in Mexico said Tuesday that four Catholic bishops had been referred to their superiors for alleged connections...

Mexican clerical abuse victims skeptical of Vatican mission

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Victims of clerical sex abuse have expressed skepticism over a Vatican investigative commission that will collect statements and information about...

Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, taking another major step in its effort to...

Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, taking another major step in its effort to...

Legion of Christ vows better abuse response amid new scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Legion of Christ religious order is promising accountability and transparency following damaging new revelations of sex abuse and cover-up...

NFL Saints backed by church in effort to keep emails secret

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An attorney for New Orleans' Roman Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints' public-relations help in dealing with...