Ohio Priest Allegedly Used Confession to Extort Sexual Favors from Boys

More details, as found in new federal filings with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, were released in the case against a former priest who pleaded guilty to numerous sex crimes involving children. The investigation into allegations against Robert McWilliams started in October 2019 after two Geauga County families came forward … Read more

Cardinal Beccui to be Tried for Embezzlement

An Italian cardinal and nine others have been ordered to stand trial by a Vatican judge for alleged corruption in connection with a €350m (£300m) luxury property deal in London involving Peter’s Pence donations. Those accused include Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was fired by Pope Francis last year; the former heads of the Vatican’s financial … Read more

New Zealand Bishop Resigns Over Unacceptable Sexual Behaviour

The Pope has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, following an investigation into a complaint of unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature. The Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand, Cardinal John Dew, said in the eyes of the Catholic church, Bishop Drennan’s behaviour was completely unacceptable. The complaint was made by … Read more