sex abuse sex abuse

Pope Francis meets members of the Roman Rota, the supreme Tribunal of the Holy See, at the Vatican on Monday. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

After Defending Controversial Bishop, Pope To Send Sex Abuse Investigator To Chile

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/581546577/582338709" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell of Australia has been charged by police in the state of Victoria with sexual assault. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Marie Collins attends a press conference at the Vatican in May 2014. The prominent survivor of abuse by a priest has resigned her position on Pope Francis' commission to combat clerical sex abuse, citing her frustration with resistance from within the Vatican. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives for sentencing on April 27, 2016, in Chicago. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images

In Aftermath Of Hastert Case, States Push To Change Reporting Of Child Sex Abuse

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/477664609/477758613" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Marie Collins, who was assaulted as a 13-year-old by a priest in her native Ireland, will be a member of a commission that advises the Roman Catholic Church about confronting and preventing such abuse. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Medichini/AP