The figure includes abuses committed by some 3,000 priests and other people involved in the church, covered up over decades in a “systemic manner."
Court records show that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s.
More than 150 boarding schools for Indigenous children in the United States were operated by religious groups between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries — and churches are now reckoning with their traumatic legacy.
Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill was accused of "possible improper behavior" and is believed to have used the app to visit LGBTQ and private residences.
The school operated from 1899 to 1997 in Saskatchewan. Indigenous leaders say they expect to find even more bodies elsewhere.
The "teaching document" is aimed at Catholic politicians who receive Communion while maintaining a pro-abortion rights stance.
The Vatican also criminalized the “grooming” of minors or vulnerable adults by priests to compel them to engage in pornography.
Video showed body parts scattered near the gates of a packed Roman Catholic cathedral on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.
The artist said the Roman Catholic Church was hypocritical for making a profit from his biopic while insisting that God "cannot bless sin."
Priests in Germany and other parts of Northern Europe have been blessing gay couples in committed relationships for years.