Updated: Canon lawyers explain how Vatican abuse trials function


The dome of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican is framed by trees June 14. Abuse accusations against U.S. Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick will be "examined in a regular canonical trial," the Vatican press office announced July 28. Until then the former cardinal has been ordered to pray and do penance. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See CANONICAL-PROCESS-ABUSE Aug. 10, 2018.