U.S. Ambassador Warns Vatican: China Can’t Be Trusted

Vatican officials should think twice about dealing with the Chinese government, according to Trump’s top official for religious liberty. Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Freedom, made his comments after it was revealed Chinese state-backed hackers had targeted the Vatican and Hong Kong-based Catholic entities ahead of talks on the renewal of a 2018 … Read more

Abuse Inquiry: Pope’s Words ‘Difficult to Reconcile’ with Vatican’s Lack of Cooperation

It was “very disappointing” the Vatican failed to give testimony during an investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church in England and Wales, according to the lead counsel to the inquiry. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) investigation into the bishops’ conference’s response to the sex abuse crisis is taking place Oct. … Read more

Vatican’s Child Protection Office Says it Prevents, Doesn’t Investigate, Abuse

Members of the Vatican’s commission for protecting young people in the Church have been listening to victims and survivors of abuse in Rome, while also pointing out they have no remit to investigate individual allegations of abuse. The 9th ordinary plenary assembly of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, which was set up … Read more

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