venerdì 30 giugno 2017

washingtonpost.com
(Stefano Pitrelli, Michael Birnbaum and A. Odysseus Patrick) The Catholic Church’s child sexual abuse scandal ensnared one of Pope Francis’s top lieutenants on Thursday, underlining the halting progress the reformist pontiff has made in addressing decades of abuse by the clergy, even as Cardinal George Pell declared himself innocent of the charges against him.  Pell, one of the most powerful officials in the Vatican, said he would return to his native Australia to fight multiple charges of sexual assault. He became the highest-ranking Vatican official to be formally accused (...)