News by emailDonate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

World News

Pope gives Vatican's sex abuse investigator prominent role

by Press Association

The move is a sign that Francis is looking to improve the Holy See's response to abuse at a time the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis.

Francis named Archbishop Charles Scicluna as a deputy, or adjunct secretary, at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that processes sex abuse cases.

Archbishop Scicluna had been the congregation's chief prosecutor for a decade and was credited with turning the church around, with new procedures making it easier to defrock paedophiles.

However, Pope Benedict XVI sent him to his native Malta in 2012 as bishop after his tough line ruffled too many feathers in the Vatican bureaucracy.

Archbishop Scicluna retains his Malta post.

Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £5 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £5 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.