Lizzy Davies

Scathing New UN Report Denounces Vatican Over Child Sexual Abuse

The Vatican has failed to acknowledge the huge scale of clerical sex abuse and has implemented policies that have led to "the continuation of the abuse and the impunity of the perpetrators", a UN panel said on Wednesday in a scathing rebuke of the Holy See's handling of the global scandal.

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Rumbles of Change in the Vatican: Pope Signals Openness to Gay Priests

As they settled into their seats on the Alitalia jet, the assembled members of the Vatican press corps might not have expected a great deal from the journey home.

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