Journalist surprised by bishops’ support after controversial lawsuit

Peruvian Archbishop Jose Eguren Anselmi of Piura won a defamation lawsuit against against Peruvian journalist Pedro Salinas April 8, but bishops in the country in an unprecedented message said the church needs the help of journalists and survivors of clergy sex abuse to overcome the current crisis.

Women religious organization issues statement on abuse of sisters

Days after the pope acknowledged abuse of nuns and sisters by priests and bishops, the largest U.S. organization of women religious thanked the pontiff for shedding “light on a reality that has been largely hidden from the public,” but the group also called for measures to address the issue.