Associated Press: When bad things happen in institutions, the ingredients are already there to make things even worse.
The New Republic: Can the Catholic Church reform from within?
National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has acknowledged that the Catholic Church "did not act in a timely matter" to protect children from sexually abusive priests, saying in a letter to Catholics around the world that the church "abandoned" minors to those who would abuse them.
Crux: Pope vows accountability for sex abuse cover-ups but offers no new specifics
Associated Press: As the Roman Catholic Church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations.
The (London) Guardian: The number of young people applying to become Anglican priests has risen by almost a third after efforts by the Church of England to ensure its ageing population of vicars will have a new cohort to replace them.
The (London) Guardian: Muslims from around the world have started the yearly ritual in Saudi Arabia, performing rites in and around the holy city of Mecca.