Cardinal George Pell has taken leave of absence to face allegations of sexual abuse in his native country of Australia. The details of the charges against him have not been released.
Cardinal George Pell will be tried for multiple sexual abuse charges, an Australian judge has ruled. He will be the highest-ranking Catholic official to stand trial on sexual offense charges.
Police in Chile retrieved documents from church offices in the cities of Santiago and Rancagua. The investigation implicates 14 priests accused of sexually abusing minors.
Pope Francis has vowed that the crimes of the priest Fernando Karadima will never be repeated. He is set to meet with another group of victims later this week.
In an unprecedented move, all 34 bishops from Chile offered their resignations to Pope Francis over a cover-up of sexual abuse of children. Previously, the pope summoned the bishops' conference to Vatican.
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