Jamie Ortega, also a leading political figure in Cuba dies after a long battle with cancer at the age of 82.
The accused priest is ban from contacting the complainant or her family members and has also been relieved of all his parish duties.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the bombings were a serious lapse by Sri Lanka's security agencies.
Cardinal George Pell faces a maximum 50 years in prison for 5 charges of sexual assault against 2 choirboys at Melbourne’s Saint Patrick's Cathedral in 1996-97.
Cardinal George Pell is the most senior Catholic clergyman worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences.
The ongoing scandals have escalated, engulfing countries across the globe with the latest crises hitting Chile, Germany and the US.
Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been confined to a Franciscan friary in a tiny town in remote northern Kansas.
McCarrick, 87, is one of the most prominent American cardinals active on the international stage, and the charges make him one of the most high-profile Catholic leaders to face allegations of abuse.
In a first for a senior official from the Vatican, a cardinal visited Saudi Arabia last week and signed a cooperation accord with Saudi authorities.
Saudi Arabia's anti-extremism Etidal centre hosted French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran on Wednesday, authorities said, a rare visit as the crown prince pushes for inter-religious exchange in the ultra-conservative Sunni kingdom
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell is accused of multiple offences relating to incidents that allegedly occurred long ago.
Experts say Francis's latest choice of cardinals reflects his desire to reach out to the peripheries of the global Catholic community, a recurring theme of his papacy.
The fact that none of the five are Italian and none hold Vatican positions underscores Francis' conviction that the Church is a global institution that should become increasingly less Italian-centric.