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By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz
Pope Francis announced this week he would accept the resignation of three Chilean bishops, in an ongoing scandal that has grown into a national crisis. Nearly 80 Catholic clergy across the country have been accused of sexually abusing minors over…
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others, launching a purge of a Catholic Church that has lost its credibility under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and…
By Steve Karnowski, Amy Forliti, Associated Press
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has agreed to a $210 million settlement with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse as part of its plan for bankruptcy reorganization, making it the second-largest U.S. payout in the scandal.
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
The conviction is another step toward holding the church to account for a global abuse crisis that has also engulfed Pope Francis' financial minister.
For years, sex abuse victims have blasted the Chilean hierarchy for discrediting their claims and protecting abusers.
Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their…
By PBS NewsHour
Pope Francis came under fire during a trip to Chile for defending a bishop accused of directly witnessing and covering up sexual abuse by another church figure, dating back to the 1980s. While the pope apologized for his wording, he…
By Dan Cooney
In the talk, part of TED’s annual conference, the Holy Father wove science, wisdom from Mother Teresa and the parable of the Good Samaritan to stress the importance of human solidarity.
By Alison Thoet
A new report from Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse says 4,400 children were victims between 1980 and 2015.
By News Desk
After the Holy Year of Mercy ended last weekend, Pope Francis on Monday extended the ability of Roman Catholic priests to absolve those who have had an abortion, while reiterating that it is still a sin.
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