- Nov 30, 2020
A religious dismissed from her congregation after she took part in protests against a bishop accused of raping a different nun has appealed the decision to the Vatican’s highest court of appeal.
On Friday the Vatican’s Supreme Court announced that after investigating, they have pardoned Father Hermann Geissler, an Austrian priest who formerly worked at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and who was accused of making sexual advances during confession.
The Vatican says a Holy See lawyer who appeared on a list of American priests credibly accused of sexual abuse isn’t currently at the Catholic Church’s supreme court, where he holds a top position.
Months after the Archdiocese of Hartford put in place a sweeping reorganization plan throughout its territory, some parishioners are still fighting to preserve the communities they know and love.
Pope Francis on Saturday re-appointed American Cardinal Raymond Burke, along with five other clerics, as a member of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s supreme court, thereby extending Burke’s term at the body he once led until he was removed by Francis in 2014. Despite disagreements, both Francis and Burke have described impressions of a rupture between the two men as exaggerated.