A Vatican task force considering the issues concerning the world today is urging an end to arms production in favor of tackling the problems of human health, peace and security.
Polish Catholics have appealed to Pope Francis for help in "rebuilding" the Polish church amid the continuing controversy over that country's episcopate mishandling of the sex abuse crisis.
A jury in Australia had found Cardinal Pell guilty in December 2018 on five counts of abuse and the Victoria Court of Appeal upheld that verdict in a 2-1 decision.
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a member of the Pontifical Commision for the Protection of Minors, has said that vulnerable minors must be protected against online predators during the pandemic.
In greeting the few hundred pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis urged people to remain careful and obey safety protocols since the coronavirus pandemic is far from over.
Commenting on the recent racial unrest in the United States, the head of the Community of Sant’Egidio, Marco Impagliazzo, has said that the path of nonviolence is the "road to victory."
Cardinal Peter Turkson, in commenting on the unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, said that prayer is "the only way we can dignify" his memory and urged that ecumenical prayer services be held as a means to promote healing.
Msgr. Slawomir Oder, the postulator for the sainthood cause of Pope John Paul II, has said recently that he had found no evidence that the late pope ever covered up cases of sexual abuse scandals.