Marc Ouellet is accused in a class action suit that targets more than 80 members of clergy in archdiocese of Quebec, court documents show.
The pontiff has given interviews to Italian and foreign media, but this was the first time that he answered questions on a talk show regularly followed by millions of viewers.
The European rights court says sexual abuses committed by Catholic priests for decades cannot be attributed to the Holy See.
Pope Francis spoke about the recent report that says some 330,000 French children were abused by clergy.
Prosecutors allege ten defendants, including high-rolling Italian financiers and ex-Vatican employees, engaged in various financial crimes, such as embezzlement, fraud and corruption.
The information was contained in two documents, a consolidated financial statement for 2020 for the Holy See and the first-ever public budget for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See.
The discovery last month of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for Indigenous students in British Columbia has reopened old wounds.
The revision came after repeated complaints by victims of sexual abuse and it involves all of section six of the Church's Code of Canon Law, a seven-book code of about 1,750 articles.
Pope Francis' ongoing efforts to clean up Vatican governance reaches a milestone with the first ever jail sentence issued by a Vatican state court in relation to financial crimes.
Italian cardinal Angelo Becciu, who has been linked to a real estate scandal, resigned suddenly in one of the most mysterious episodes to hit the Holy See in years.
The Vatican released guidelines for bishops and other senior officials on dealing with clerical child sex abuse claims, clarifying rules on tackling a decades-old scandal plaguing the church.
Because of Covid-19 lockdowns in place throughout the world, many believers are told to practice social distancing and stay at home if possible, including during Good Friday.
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