Human rights panel says Vatican allowed priests to sexually abuse children for decades.
Archbishop Silvano Tomasi tells U.N. panel “such crimes can never be justified”
Wuerl joins the influential Vatican office that evaluates and nominates candidates for bishop around the world.
A new study has found that “hundreds of thousands” of Italians have returned to the practice of Catholicism because of the new pope.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia touched upon the role Catholic religion plays in society during a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine.
Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
Washington’s Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has returned from Rome, where he took part in the papal conclave.
As the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics continue to celebrate the election of Pope Franics I, questions about his past in Argentina are beginning to bubble up.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the new leader of the Catholic Church.
The two American cardinals sat on the stage, microphones in hand, fielding questions from the world’s news media on everything from the delayed arrival of some of their colleagues to their own wardrobe choices if elected pope.