Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is now Pope Francis, the 265th successor to St. Peter, after his election in the Sistine Chapel by the 115 electors of the College of Cardinals. This edition of ReligionLink provides resources and regular news updates for reporters covering this historic event.
Archive for 'Clergy sex abuse'
The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops met in June in Seattle to revise policies approved nearly a decade ago in response to the clergy sexual-abuse crisis. Many argue that recent developments show the bishops have even more work to do.
As Pope Benedict XVI entered the sixth year of his papacy, the pontiff came under increasing scrutiny and intense criticism over his approach to revelations of sexual abuse by clergy.