Religious scandals

In this photo dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Pope Francis arrives in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday April 11, 2018, Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 11, 2018 - 5:30 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an extraordinary public letter, Francis also summoned all of Chile's bishops to the Vatican for an...
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In this photo dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Pope Francis arrives in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday April 11, 2018, Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 11, 2018 - 3:59 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal on Wednesday and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday, Francis also summoned all of Chile's bishops to...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at the bet365 Stadium Stoke, England. Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2018. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 12:50 pm
STOKE, England (AP) — Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham edged closer to securing a return to the Champions League by beating Stoke 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday. Eriksen broke the deadlock in the second half before scoring direct from a free kick which appeared to just...
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April 06, 2018 - 11:14 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, has published a list of 34 priests and 17 lay people who have faced credible accusations of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior. It's the first time the diocese has revealed the names of those accused of abuse. The move comes as...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2003, file photo, Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada speaks during a news conference in Mexico City. A U.S. jury has found the former president of Bolivia and his defense minister responsible for government killings during 2003 unrest in a lawsuit filed by Bolivians whose family members were among the slain. The jury verdict came Tuesday, April 3, 2018, after a nearly three-week trial in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo Marco Ugarte, File)
April 03, 2018 - 8:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. jury on Tuesday found a former president of Bolivia and his defense minister responsible for killings by security forces during 2003 unrest in the South American nation, awarding $10 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by Bolivians whose relatives were among the slain. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2003, file photo, Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada speaks during a news conference in Mexico City. A U.S. jury has found the former president of Bolivia and his defense minister responsible for government killings during 2003 unrest in a lawsuit filed by Bolivians whose family members were among the slain. The jury verdict came Tuesday, April 3, 2018, after a nearly three-week trial in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo Marco Ugarte, File)
April 03, 2018 - 6:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. jury on Tuesday found a former president of Bolivia and his defense minister responsible for killings by security forces during 2003 unrest in the South American nation, awarding $10 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by Bolivians whose relatives were among the slain. The...
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In this April 1, 2018 photo, Elder Quentin L. Cook speaks during the afternoon session of General Conference in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church faced more criticism Monday, April 2, about its approach to sexual abuse after Cook, praised the #MeToo movement but referred to sexual misconduct as "non-consensual immorality," a remark that some say could be interpreted as victim blaming. (Jeremy Harmon/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 8:57 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church faced more criticism Monday about its approach to sexual abuse after a top leader praised the #MeToo movement but referred to sexual misconduct as "non-consensual immorality," a remark that some say could be interpreted as victim blaming. Quentin L. Cook, a...
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Melbourne Magistrates Court, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian magistrate has closed a monthlong court hearing of evidence on whether Pell, the most senior Vatican cleric ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will stand trial. (Joe Castro/AAP Image via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 2:52 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian magistrate on Thursday closed a monthlong court hearing of evidence on whether the most senior Vatican cleric ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis will stand trial. Belinda Wallington told the Melbourne Magistrates Court she would make her...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018 photo, Sam Young, a Mormon father from Houston who is organizing a petition to stop sexually explicit interviews of Mormon youth by their LDS Bishops, talks during a news conference in Salt Lake City. Young said Tuesday, March 27, 2018, that he’s pleased that church leaders are listening but said the changes don’t go far enough. It should be a requirement, not an option, to have a parent or adult with the youth in the interview along with the bishop, he said. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 5:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is changing its guidelines for how local leaders handle sexual abuse reports and one-on-one meetings with youth a week after a former prominent missionary leader was accused of sexually assaulting two women in the 1980s. The changes announced Monday by The...
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The offices of Cambridge Analytica (CA) in central London, after it was announced that Britain's information commissioner Elizabeth Denham is pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's computer servers, Tuesday March 20, 2018. Denham said Tuesday that she is using all her legal powers to investigate Facebook and political campaign consultants Cambridge Analytica over the alleged misuse of millions of people's data. Cambridge Analytica said it is committed to helping the U.K. investigation. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 6:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users' data was used to target political ads (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Germany's justice minister says she is calling in Facebook's European leadership to explain the scandal involving data mining firm Cambridge Analytica and detail...
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