New guidance for Catholic schools issued by the Vatican rejecting the idea that people can self-declare their gender “ignores the real and legitimate experiences” of young trans people, according to Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
Pope Francis has defrocked former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said today.
Sat, 16 Feb, 2019
The Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States, Carlo Maria Vigano, has accused Pope Francis and other officials of covering up that they were aware of sex abuse allegations against Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop of Washington.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2018
An organisation that represents the children of priests has said the Vatican will have to directly address the issue after it emerged Pope Francis’s committee of advisers on protecting children is already looking at the rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests.
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017
Clerical abuse survivor and campaigner, Marie Collins, said she resigned from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors because a group of people in the Vatican had been obstructing its work, including not following recommendations from the Pope.
Thu, 02 Mar, 2017
The Vatican said on Thursday that its prosecutor is investigating two former officials of a Vatican-owned children's hospital over renovations at the penthouse apartment of the city-state's former secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.
Thu, 31 Mar, 2016
The Vatican newspaper has criticised French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo for depicting God as a Kalashnikov-carrying killer, saying it was “woeful” and disrespectful to true believers of all faiths.
Thu, 07 Jan, 2016
A Vatican judge has indicted five people, including two journalists and a high-ranking Vatican monsignor, in the latest scandal involving leaked documents that informed two books alleging financial malfeasance in the Roman Catholic Church bureaucracy.
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
An Italian journalist who is under criminal investigation by the Vatican for publishing a book about scandals at the Holy See said on Tuesday he refused to answer the prosecutor’s questions during an interrogation this week, citing his right under Italian law to protect his sources.
Tue, 17 Nov, 2015