Opinion: As Francis embarks on a papacy rooted in Gospel values, a cloud of unresolved and inadequately addressed ecclesiastical cover-up envelops the Vatican.
The cardinal represented "a pattern of conduct of circling the wagons" to protect clerics and bishops, said Justice Anne Burke.
Several patients and former employees testified about the squalid conditions they saw at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic. Prosecutors seek the death penalty.
Advocates of child sex abuse victims gathered in New York last week to raise money and discuss how to prevent future abuse.
Archbishop Jerome Hanus retired for health reasons and not because of the pending depositions. "I await the opportunity to be deposed," he said.
A major European regulator will conduct an expanded evaluation of the Vatican's latest efforts to prevent money laundering and the funding of terrorism.
Moneyval, the monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe, agreed Tuesday to expand its next scheduled review of Vatican policies and procedures. The decision came in response to a request from the Vatican.
The number of cases still pending is down to seven.
The Green Bay, Wis., diocese agreed to a $700,000 settlement with two brothers in a case that appeared headed toward a second trial.
The release "will shed much-needed light on how the archdiocese responded to abuse survivors," said Archbishop Jerome Listeki.
Court proceedings have been on hold for more than a year following Bishop George Thomas' pledge to transparency and open access to records and accused priests' files.