Reforms made to lower reports of suspicious financial activity in the Vatican is a success states an internal watchdog.
The five men are accusing the Vatican for concealing the identities and records of more than 3,400 clergy and some top church officials for sexual misconduct.
Pius XII saved tens of thousands of Italian Jews by ordering convents to open their doors to take them in according to some historians.
Pell's guilty verdict was revealed in Australia on Tuesday after a court suppression order was dropped.
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 Vatican has said any concrete changes will come post-summit.
The summit hopes to tackle paedophilia scandals and for bishops to have clear ideas on how to spot and deal with abuse.
Activists will gather at Pope Francis's summit to tackle sex abuse happening in churches.
The conference aims to be an opportunity to improve awareness of the global phenomenon of sexual abuse of minors within the Church.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the bishops conference says no bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of the Church.
McCarrick has now become the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.
More than 120,000 worshippers packed Zayed Sports City stadium and its surroundings in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to see the pope.
Arriving at the sprawling presidential palace with its many domes of gold and glass, Francis was greeted with a flyover by UAE air force jets spewing out plumes of smoke in yellow and white.
The pope says in his regular Sunday address in Vatican City that he is following the urgent humanitarian crisis in Yemen with great concern.
Francis has called senior bishops from around the world to deal with widespread clergy sex abuse of children and young people.
The pope told hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims that it was senseless to condemn every immigrant as a threat to society.
The 82-year-old pope will use the major event on the Catholic calendar to address the problems of poverty, corruption and migration in his native Latin America.
Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been confined to a Franciscan friary in a tiny town in remote northern Kansas.
Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta, 54, will "abstain from working" during the preliminary inquiry, which will ascertain whether there is sufficient evidence to take the case further.
The resignations are the latest in a series of key staff changes within the pope's communications office.
The new clinic with three visiting rooms will be open three days a week and will be staffed by volunteer doctors from the Vatican medical services and Rome hospitals.
The Roman Catholic Church's position is that homosexual acts are sinful and the pontiff's stance on homosexuality is not new.
Italian police have begun interviewing those who have served as custodians of the site down the years, after builders restoring a floor in the janitor's lodge uncovered human remains earlier this week.