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The Pope Just Laid Down Strict New Rules on Reporting Sex Abuse

Priests and nuns will now be required to tell church authorities about abuse and attempts to cover it up.
Emma Ockerman
Catholic Church Sex Abuse

Pope Francis orders sexual abuse in the Vatican to be reported immediately

Those who don't report could face fines and jail time.
Carter Sherman
Catholic Church

Pope Francis admits Catholic priests used nuns as sex slaves

“Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it's a path that we have already begun.”
David Gilbert
Views My Own

Catholic Priests Keep Saying They Forgot About Sex Abuse

They seem to be the only people who cannot keep track of this crisis.
Alex Norcia
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Pope to Abuser Priests: Turn Yourself in and 'Prepare for Divine Justice'

On Friday, during his traditional Christmas speech, Francis urged priests guilty of sex abuse to give themselves up to civil authorities—and await judgement from God, too.
Alex Norcia
Catholic Church

The U.S. Catholic Church is facing an unprecedented wave of sex abuse investigations

On Wednesday, Virginia became at least the 15th state where officials have announced a plan to investigate sex abuse allegations within the Catholic Church.
Carter Sherman

What Would Happen if Roman Catholic Priests Were Allowed to Have Sex

Probably more priests. But with the Church under scrutiny over sex scandals across the planet, it might happen sooner than you think.
Alex Norcia
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New Jersey's Priest Sex Abuse Hotline Has Been 'Ringing Off the Hook'

The state recently joined New York and others in launching its own investigation into the ongoing scandal.
Alex Norcia
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The most Catholic country on the planet isn't so sure about the pope anymore

“What we need is peace, we need to sleep every night without waking up and seeing one of them bastards at the end of the bed, calling you.”
David Gilbert
Catholic Church

Sex abuse hotline is getting hundreds of calls after Pennsylvania Catholic priest report

The surge is the largest increase in calls the hotline has ever experienced in its two years of existence.
Carter Sherman

Pope Francis finally convinced the Catholic Church that the death penalty is wrong

“The death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.”
Christianna Silva
VICE News Tonight on HBO

What it was like for Wim Wenders to document the Pope

We talked to the pope of arthouse cinema about making a movie on Pope Francis
Thomas Morton