Vatican Putting Priests On Trial For Abuse, Cover-up

Two priests are going on trial in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal this week, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy who served at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, and the other accused of covering it up. The trial, confirmed Monday by the Holy See press office, marks the first known time that the … Read more

Vatican Seeks to Indict Two Priests in Abuse Case Within Its Own Walls

The Vatican’s criminal prosecutors have requested the indictment of a priest accused of abusing an altar boy at a youth seminary steps away from St. Peter’s Basilica — a rare case involving claims of abuse within the city-state’s walls. A Vatican statement Tuesday said prosecutors were also seeking an indictment of the youth seminary’s former … Read more