Vatican Breaks Silence On Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Scandal: ‘Criminal and Morally...

The Vatican broke its painful silence about the Pennsylvania grand jury report that exposed and detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and subsequent cover-ups by bishops. In a statement, The Vatican called the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible."

Pope’s Intention For June 2016: Solidarity in Cities

That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.

Pope’s Intention For May 2016: Respect for Women

"That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed."

Pope’s Intention For April 2016: For Small Farmers

"That small farmers may receive just compensation for their invaluable work."

Pope’s Intention For March 2016: For Children & Families In Difficulty

"That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments."

Pope’s Intention For February 2016: Care for Creation

"That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations."

Pope’s Intention For January 2016: Inter-religious Dialogue

"That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice."