Religious scandals

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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Pope Francis joins his hands as he meets with Benin President Patrice Talon on the occasion of a private audience at the Vatican, Friday, May 18, 2018. (Vincenzo Pinto/Pool Photo via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 7:20 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Every Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, in the biggest shakeup ever in the Catholic Church's long-running abuse saga. The bishops announced at the end of an emergency summit with Pope Francis that all 31 active bishops and three...
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Pope Francis arrives to meet with Benin President Patrice Talon on the occasion of a private audience at the Vatican, Friday, May 18, 2018. (Vincenzo Pinto/Pool Photo via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 7:01 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on a sex abuse and cover-up scandal involving the Catholic Church in Chile (all times local): 1 p.m. All of Chile's bishops have offered to resign over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, in what is one of the biggest shake-ups ever in the Catholic Church's long-running...
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Pope Francis arrives to meet with Benin President Patrice Talon on the occasion of a private audience at the Vatican, Friday, May 18, 2018. (Vincenzo Pinto/Pool Photo via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 7:00 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on a sex abuse and cover-up scandal involving the Catholic Church in Chile (all times local): 1 p.m. All of Chile's bishops have offered to resign over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, in what is one of the biggest shake-ups ever in the Catholic Church's long-running...
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Pope Francis reads his message during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Pope Francis warned Wednesday that the latest spasm of violence in the Holy Land is only hurting chances for peace, and called for revived efforts at dialogue and justice. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 18, 2018 - 4:16 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accused Chile's bishops of destroying evidence of sex crimes, pressuring church lawyers to minimize accusations and of "grave negligence" in protecting children from pedophile priests. In a devastating 10-page document delivered to Chilean bishops during a...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2013 file photo, Chile's Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa attends Mass for the election of a new pope inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican. The retired archbishop of Santiago is denying he covered-up for Chile's most famous predator priest but is acknowledging the priest's popularity and ability to produce seminarians weighed on his decision-making. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
May 15, 2018 - 1:38 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The retired archbishop of Santiago is denying he covered-up for an abusive priest in Chile, but is acknowledging the priest's popularity and ability to produce seminarians weighed on his decision-making. Cardinal Javier Errazuriz wrote a letter May 10 to his fellow bishops...
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May 14, 2018 - 7:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say the leader of a safety patrol in Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has been arrested on charges he sexually abused a teenage girl. Jacob Daskal is the head of the shomrim — a patrol that is not part of the New York Police Department but serves as an enhanced...
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