Spotlight needed on abuse in women's orders, says Jesuit journal

The abuse occurring within women's religious orders deserves more attention from the media and must be remedied, said an influential Jesuit journal.

Pope brings murdered Italian nun, four others closer to sainthood

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of three men and two women, including an Italian nun who was brutally murdered by three teenage girls who claimed it had been a satanic sacrifice.

Pandemic holds needed lessons on vulnerability, child advocate says

While many safeguarding advocates are concerned the COVID-19 pandemic has diverted attention away from the church abuse scandal, Sister of Charity Nuala Kenny said she believed the health crisis has increased the possibility of people finally understanding "the nature of vulnerability" so they "can commit anew to this task of safeguarding."

Italian priests, religious women are among victims of COVID-19

A number of priests and religious women have been among the nearly 2,000 people who have died in Italy because of illness connected with COVID-19.