Catholic Church

Belgian bishop Roger Vangheluwe admitted 14 years ago that he sexually abused his nephew but faced no Vatican punishment.
The "Transformers" star, who was accused of sexual battery, assault and emotional distress in 2020, converted to Catholicism in 2022.
The Vatican's very first criminal case revolved around a former Harrod’s warehouse being converted into luxury apartments.
"The place is already prepared," the pontiff said of his burial site.
The Diocese of Brooklyn said it was “appalled" by the video, which was shot at Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Parish in Williamsburg.
Bishop Joseph Strickland had said in interviews he would not leave his post voluntarily.
Pope Francis responded to questions from five conservative cardinals in a way that marks a reversal from the Vatican's current official position.
A judge ruled Wednesday that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who is 93 and has dementia, is not competent to stand trial.
Pope Francis, who embraces tackling issues like climate change and poverty, said a correct understanding of Catholic doctrine allows for change over time.
Illinois' attorney general said the results of a sweeping investigation reveal that 451 Catholic clergy sexually abused nearly 2,000 children since 1950.