Catholic Church

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October 15, 2020 - 5:03 pm
Catholic Diocese Paying Over Six Million
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April 04, 2019 - 10:21 am
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the new archbishop of Washington D.C., choosing a moderate, and the first African-American, to lead the archdiocese that has become the epicenter of the clergy sex abuse...
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January 03, 2019 - 10:21 am
by Claudia Lauer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury...
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December 01, 2018 - 10:48 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has been quoted in a soon-to-be published book as saying that having gays in the clergy "is something that worries me" and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a "fashionable" lifestyle. Italian daily Corriere della Sera's website Saturday ran...
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November 12, 2018 - 4:51 pm
By DAVID McFADDEN and DAVID CRARY , Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the...
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October 13, 2018 - 10:14 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean prelates accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he's responding to the church's global sex abuse crisis, the pontiff publicly explained why they were removed. The Vatican's unusually...
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September 08, 2018 - 10:33 am
By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops Saturday that they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion to fight the clerical culture that has fueled the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking his papacy. Francis cited his recent...
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September 06, 2018 - 1:45 pm
By DAVID KLEPPER ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of an investigation into the handling of sex abuse allegations. A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation but not authorized to speak...
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August 16, 2018 - 1:49 pm
By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church he has served with distinction since 1966. A scathing...
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June 23, 2018 - 8:35 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -The Vatican tribunal has convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to 5 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican. Monsignor Carlo Capella admitted to viewing the images during what he...
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