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By Jim Mustian, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, police in Hong Kong arrested at least 60 people they say violated coronavirus rules and a new national security law banning large protests. Pro-democracy activists had gathered to oppose a holiday marking the founding of…
The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man of abuse in the 1970s, when the bishop was a parish priest in New Jersey.
By Michael Rezendes, Associated Press
The coronavirus pandemic has made this year’s Holy Week one like never before. With stricken Italy extending a nationwide lockdown into May, Pope Francis has been holding services only via TV and online. And in Israel, the sacred sites of…
By Sabina Castelfranco
In our news wrap Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told House Democrats Americans will start receiving direct deposits of COVID-19 aid next week. He also pressed Congress to add $250 billion to the Payroll Protection Program for small businesses. Also,…
By Associated Press
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's findings come amid a renewed national outcry over allegations of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests.
By David Crary, Associated Press
The initiatives, announced Wednesday, include developing a code of conduct for bishops regarding sexual abuse and harassment, and establishing a confidential hotline — to be run by a third party — to receive complaints of sexual misconduct by bishops, and…
As the Vatican expresses "shame and sorrow" over a searing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children, a bishop who is named in the report is holding a Mass for the Forgiveness. The Harrisburg Diocese says…
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
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 Joshua Barajas, Courtney Norris, Patty Gorena Morales
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.
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