Two inmates took advantage of a lunch event held at the Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna, on 1 October to sneak out of the church and flee.
Survivors say Vatican has shown no real commitment to holding clergy abusers accountable.
Case would be major embarrassment for Pope Francis who has pledged "zero tolerance" for sexual abuse.
Netflix has cast actor Jonathan Pryce for the role of Pope Francis alongside Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict in the new film The Pope.
Pontiff and Patriarch Bartholomew I blame moral decay and greed for the harm done to the planet.
New videos threaten terrorist carnage in Italy.
Choir master Massimo Palombella reveals how he's gone back to the 16th century to save group's reputation.
Charlie Gard and his cause have been exploited by right-wingers and fundamentalist Christians.
Move in line with Pope Francis teaching against 'habit of wasting and throwing away' says Vatican official.
More than 500 pupils were physically and sexually abused.
"To become the best of yourself, you must focus on your own potential and not on your own limits"
Close confidantes of the pope criticised 'evangelical fundamentalists' for a twisted reading of the Bible.
Cardinal Gerhard Muller was removed as the head of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope Francis.
There is only one country in the world where women are restricted from voting.
Comments came as US and Russian leaders held their first official meeting at the G20 summit.
A spokeswoman for Pell said after his arrival in Australia that his return to the country should come as no surprise.
Warning: More handshake fails.
It could pave way for terminally ill baby to get treatment.
Key findings from Associated Press investigation into Vatican's showcase children's hospital, Bambino Gesu.
The Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital tried to make a money-losing Vatican enterprise turn a profit.