Religious scandals

December 12, 2018 - 9:09 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advisers ahead of a high-stakes Vatican summit on abuse early next year. The Vatican said Wednesday that...
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December 12, 2018 - 8:08 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed three cardinals from his informal cabinet, two of whom have been implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal. The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis in October had written to Chilean Cardinal Javier Errazuriz, Australian Cardinal...
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December 10, 2018 - 5:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two nuns who worked for decades at a Catholic school in California embezzled a "substantial" amount of money from tuition and other funds and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas, church officials said Monday. The embezzlement from Saint James Catholic School in...
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December 10, 2018 - 4:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Church officials say a pair of nuns embezzled a "substantial" amount of money from the Southern California Catholic school where they worked for decades and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas casinos. Adrian Alarcon, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,...
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December 10, 2018 - 4:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Church officials say a pair of nuns embezzled a "substantial" amount of money from the Southern California Catholic school where they worked for decades and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas casinos. Adrian Alarcon, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,...
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December 07, 2018 - 12:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Roman Catholic Jesuit province that covers 13 Midwestern and Southern states, Puerto Rico and Belize said Friday that it has found "credible allegations" of sexual abuse involving 42 priests and other ministry leaders dating back to 1955. The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern...
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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
December 07, 2018 - 11:12 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has launched an investigation into a small Chilean religious order of nuns after some sisters denounced sexual abuse at the hands of priests and mistreatment by their superiors, a turning point that shows the Holy See is now willing to investigate allegations of...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray poses with the trophy after winning The Davey O'Brien Award for being the top quarterback in college football, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2018 - 8:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the college football awards show (all times local): 8:48 p.m. Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams wins the Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman, beating out Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins and Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams...
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December 06, 2018 - 2:35 am
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian appeal court on Thursday overturned a conviction against the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex abuse. New South Wales state District Court Judge Roy Ellis upheld former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson's appeal...
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December 06, 2018 - 1:42 am
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian appeal court has overturned a conviction against the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex abuse. New South Wales state District Court Judge Roy Ellis on Thursday upheld former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson's...
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