Sign up for the TODAY newsletter

You have successfully subscribed to the TODAY newsletter.

Subscribe now and get trending stories, celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.

Vatican: Pennsylvania priest abuse is ‘criminal and morally reprehensible’

After two days of silence, the Vatican and Pope Francis have finally responded to Tuesday’s devastating Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests in the state. “The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible,” the Vatican said in a statement. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports for TODAY.

Best of TODAY

Play All