The Vatican released Pope Francis’s renewed statutes for the governance of the Vatican Bank on Saturday, which will bring in an external auditor for the first time and introduce new ethical guidelines for members of the bank's staff.
In what would be an unprecedented legal move, Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel is considering applying federal racketeering laws to prosecute officials within the Catholic Church for their roles in covering up clerical sex abuse, according to an Associated Press investigation published Tuesday morning.
The Catholic Church in the United States spent US$10.6 million lobbying against state legislation designed to help victims of clerical sex abuse, according to a report released on Tuesday.
A war of words erupted between top Kenyan politicians on Sunday over a new US$50,000 car that Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, attempted to gift to the nation’s new archbishop, Philip Anyolo, during his installation in January.
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