Some in Rome see calls for transparency as a covert attack on Pope Francis

The cardinal said Church leaders must face up to the reality of abuse

However, the Pope stopped short of ordering an apostolic visitation

Pope Francis is facing criticism from some surprising places in the US

Bishops and commentators wonder what happens in the absence of an investigation

The synod bishops ‘must continue to face courageously and honestly the betrayal of young people by clerics’

Countries like the US style themselves as developed but are in fact ‘underdeveloped in their humanity’, Chaput said

The archbishop argued that the Church does not ‘categorise people’ by their ‘sexual appetites’

Several members of the US delegation are known as original thinkers and leaders

The Jesuit university held a talk titled ‘Dialogue concerning the Right to Decide’