A look ahead at this week’s Vatican sex-abuse meeting

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has released the schedule, speakers, and a new website for this week’s much-anticipated sex-abuse summit, which will focus on episcopal transparency and accountability for the protection of minors.

McCarrick laicized by Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordered this week the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C.