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Vatican punishes Polish churchmen for alleged abuse cover-up

Warsaw, PolandAP The Vatican said Monday that it is punishing a retired Polish archbishop and a bishop for their alleged roles in covering up sexual abuse committed by other clergymen. Former Gdansk Archbishop Slawoj Leszek Glodz and former Bishop Edward Janiak of Kalisz have also been forbidden from living in their former dioceses or participating […]

German archbishop offers resignation after abuse criticism

Catholic Church Cologne Cathedral abuse protest

Cologne, GermanyAP A report commissioned by Germany’s Cologne archdiocese on church officials’ handling of past cases of sexual abuse found 75 cases in which high-ranking officials neglected their duties. The findings on Thursday prompted the Archbishop of Hamburg to offer his resignation to Pope Francis. The report commissioned by Cologne’s Archbishop, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, […]