Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world, condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability, seeking to respond to new revelations in the U.S. of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church.
In our news wrap Thursday, the president’s former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is out with another secretly made recording, and says it proves he tried to buy her silence. Also, the Vatican says it feels shame and sorrow over the…
By Marc Levy, Associated Press
A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation about him…
By Mark Scolforo, Marc Levy, Associated Press
The report said more than 300 clergy committed the abuse over a period decades, beginning in the mid-1950s.
By Nicole Winfield, Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordinary Catholics, priests and even the…
One of the most recognized faces of the American Catholic Church was removed from the public ministry last month, making Cardinal Theodore McCarrick the highest ranking Catholic official in the nation to be removed for sexual abuse of a minor.
By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
The retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over a "credible" allegation that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago.
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.
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