Religious scandals

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 19, 2017, forensic officers move the van which struck pedestrians near a Mosque at Finsbury Park in north London. A Crown Court on Thursday Feb. 1, 2018, found Darren Osborne guilty of murder and attempted murder in the June 2017 attack in the city's Finsbury Park neighborhood. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
February 01, 2018 - 11:30 am
LONDON (AP) — A man who drove a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque after expressing far-right and anti-Muslim opinions was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted murder. A jury at London's Woolwich Crown Court deliberated for about an hour before finding 48-year-old...
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February 01, 2018 - 9:00 am
PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A rabbi who was accused of sexual abuse and fired from a private Jewish school in a Baltimore suburb is suing the parents of his accusers and an activist in New York. The Baltimore Sun reports that Rabbi Steven Krawatsky, who also goes by the first name Shmuel, filed the...
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Bishops line up to greet Pope Francis during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 01, 2018 - 5:35 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Just how well informed is Pope Francis about the goings-on in his 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church? That question is making the rounds after the pope seemed completely unaware of the details of a Chilean sex abuse scandal, a failure that soured his recent trip there and forced...
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Bishops line up to greet Pope Francis during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 31, 2018 - 4:49 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Just how well informed is Pope Francis about the goings-on in his 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church? That question is making the rounds after the pope seemed completely unaware of the details of a Chilean sex abuse scandal, a failing that soured his recent trip there and forced...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012 file photo Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's top sex crimes expert, meets journalists in Rome. The Vatican said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Maltese Bishop Scicluna would travel to Chile "to listen to those who have expressed the desire to provide elements" about the case of Bishop Juan Barros, accused by abuse victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
January 30, 2018 - 1:59 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — After coming under excoriating public criticism, Pope Francis has decided to send the Vatican's most respected sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. The Vatican said Tuesday that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012 file photo Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's top sex crimes expert, meets journalists in Rome. The Vatican said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Maltese Bishop Scicluna would travel to Chile "to listen to those who have expressed the desire to provide elements" about the case of Bishop Juan Barros, accused by abuse victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:18 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending the Vatican's most respected sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. The Vatican said Tuesday that Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna would travel to Chile "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012 file photo Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's top sex crimes expert, meets journalists in Rome. The Vatican said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Maltese Bishop Scicluna would travel to Chile "to listen to those who have expressed the desire to provide elements" about the case of Bishop Juan Barros, accused by abuse victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
January 30, 2018 - 11:31 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending the Vatican's most respected sex crimes prosecutor to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest. The Vatican said Tuesday that Maltese Bishop Charles Scicluna would travel to Chile "...
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German Chancellor and chairwomen of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, addresses the media during a statement prior to the opening of coalition negotiations on a new German government between the Christian Unions block and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
January 26, 2018 - 3:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of two smaller parties met Friday for the start of formal negotiations on forming a new governing coalition, some four months after voters went to the polls. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, its Bavaria-only sister party and...
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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, addresses a plenary session during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 2:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with the leaders of smaller parties Friday for the start of formal talks on forming a new governing coalition. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, their Bavaria-only sister party and the center-left Social Democrats all took a beating...
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In this March 3, 2017, photo, former competitive speedskater Bridie Farrell poses in New York with a pair of her skates and photos of herself as a young skater. Farrell, who says that as a 15-year-old she was sexually abused repeatedly by a 33-year-old teammate, is hoping, like other survivors of child molestation, that this may be the year New York passes a law lifting one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits against their abusers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 05, 2017 - 2:41 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Victims of child sex abuse in New York say the political power of the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions is preventing lawmakers from passing a law that would relax one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits. The bill...
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