Argentine Archbishop Jose Luis Mollaghan was nominated to be a member of the congregation "in the commission being established to examine the appeals of clergy for 'delicta graviora.' "
The number of suspicious transaction reports filed grew from six in 2012 to 202 in 2013. The majority of those involved transactions carried out through the Vatican bank.
Fr. Israel Berrios was arrested Tuesday by federal authorities for allegedly transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and sexual trafficking of minors.
Fr. Harry Quigg continued to perform baptisms, weddings and funerals despite being removed from ministry after abuse allegations in 2004. How? The archbishop at the time never revealed his name.
A former employee of the Abbey of Gethsemani and his wife have been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from the abbey's mail-order business.
Ongoing investigations in the Seattle archdiocese have yielded no clear answers to the source of the breach of personal information that was used in a fraudulent tax return scheme.
The Vatican has effectively addressed the "worldwide scourge" of clerical sexual abuse over the past decade, a United Nations panel heard Tuesday.
A U.N. committee on torture repeatedly asked Vatican officials about efforts to investigate allegations of clerical sex abuse, to punish offenders and to cooperate with civil authorities.
The online news source Inside Higher Ed is moving a story this morning that says Miguel H. Diaz, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican from 2009-2012, was investigated for sexual harassment by the University of Dayton, the Marianist university where he has been teaching since leaving government service.
See the story: Unwanted Advances.
The new sex abuse commission sets sights on "superiors of the church [who] have not fulfilled their obligations to protect children."