The U.S. Department of Justice is launching an investigation into child sex abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic churches, the latest fallout of widespread allegations made public by a grand jury probe this summer. Here’s a timeline of events since the…
By Dan Cooney, Courtney Norris
Pope Francis condemned the Catholic Church's role in covering up child sex abuse by priests in his first personal response to a scathing report on misconduct and assault in parishes across Pennsylvania. What would change and accountability look like? John…
The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children. Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror."…
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
A nearly 900-page report last week includes dozens of testimonies provided by victims and reveals a pattern of systematic cover-ups by senior church officials.
By Joshua Barajas, Courtney Norris, Patty Gorena Morales
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…
A scathing new grand jury report in Pennsylvania describes decades of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. At least 1,000 children were molested by more than 300 clergy, the panel found, which also claims a conspiracy of silence extended all the…
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 Associated Press
The 81-year-old was convicted April 26 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault related to accusations he had drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
Tuesday's primaries spanned the country and the political spectrum, from more liberal Oregon, to conservative Idaho and Nebraska, to swing-state Pennsylvania, where wins by women were particularly notable. Lisa Desjardins learns more from Dave Davies of WHYY in Philadelphia.
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