Religious scandals

May 31, 2018 - 11:00 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican team of investigators who exposed wide-scale priestly sexual abuse and a cover-up in Chile's Catholic Church is going back to the country on a pastoral mission to the divided diocese of Osorno. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said Thursday the visit to Osorno by...
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Counting of votes begins in the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Official counting began Saturday in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 27, 2018 - 7:40 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church — a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation ago. There was no mention of the referendum...
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In this image made from video, Archbishop Philip Wilson, center, heads to Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, Australia Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 5:03 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop said Wednesday that he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted on Tuesday...
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In this image made from video, Archbishop Philip Wilson, center, heads to Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, Australia Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 8:36 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile crisis. Magistrate...
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In this image made from video, Archbishop Philip Wilson, center, heads to Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, Australia Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 7:34 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile crisis. Magistrate...
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May 21, 2018 - 9:34 pm
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday and faces a potential two years in prison. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide...
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May 21, 2018 - 9:14 pm
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop has become the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop Philip Wilson in Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, on Tuesday...
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May 21, 2018 - 8:35 pm
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop has become most the senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be charged with covering up child sex abuse. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop Philip Wilson in Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, on Tuesday...
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This frame taken from video provided by the CTV Vatican television Thursday, May 17, 2018, Juan Barros, Bishop of Osornos, greets Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican. Chilean Bishops announced Friday at the end of an emergency summit, over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, held with Pope Francis that all 31 active bishops and three retired ones in Rome had signed a document offering to resign and putting their fate in the hands of the pope. Francis can accept the resignations one by one, reject them or delay a decision. (CTV via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 1:15 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on a sex abuse and cover-up scandal involving the Catholic Church in Chile (all times local): 7.15 p.m. Chilean bishops are arriving back home after their emergency summit with Pope Francis over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, saying they are committed to helping...
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This frame taken from video provided by the CTV Vatican television Thursday, May 17, 2018, Juan Barros, Bishop of Osornos, greets Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican. Chilean Bishops announced Friday at the end of an emergency summit, over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, held with Pope Francis that all 31 active bishops and three retired ones in Rome had signed a document offering to resign and putting their fate in the hands of the pope. Francis can accept the resignations one by one, reject them or delay a decision. (CTV via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 8:04 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on a sex abuse and cover-up scandal involving the Catholic Church in Chile (all times local): 2 p.m. Victims of Chile's most notorious predator priest are reacting with praise and hope after every Chilean bishop offered to resign over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal...
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