Rome CNN For the first time in Catholic history, nearly church leaders from around the world will gather at the Vatican starting Thursday to confront the scourge of clergy who sexually abuse children. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos What to expect from the Vatican's abuse conference.
By JD Flynn. A first round of indictments in a Vatican City state court is expected to be handed down soon. Red-hatted princes of the church may eventually be implicated. But when Pope Francis was elected in , it was with a mandate to clean up finances.
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Get a fresh start. Rachel Sanderson. Report a mispronounced word. Worse still, Scarano who, together with the other men, has denied any wrongdoing had until only a month earlier been head of the accounting department at the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, the treasury of the Vatican.
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