Sexual abuse

Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 27, 2018 - 4:02 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Washington has "categorically denied" ever being told that Pope Benedict XVI had sanctioned his predecessor for sexual misconduct, undercutting a key element of the bombshell allegation that the current pope covered up clergy abuse. Cardinal Donald Wuerl issued...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 26, 2018 - 10:27 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, but rehabilitated him anyway...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 26, 2018 - 10:11 pm
KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 11:59 p.m. Pope Francis says parents of gay children shouldn't condemn them, ignore their orientation or throw them out of the house. Rather, he says they should pray, talk and try to understand. Speaking to...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 26, 2018 - 7:38 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, but rehabilitated him anyway...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 26, 2018 - 7:08 pm
KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 11:59 p.m. Pope Francis says parents of gay children shouldn't condemn them, ignore their orientation or throw them out of the house. Rather, he says they should pray, talk and try to understand. Speaking to...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 26, 2018 - 6:34 pm
KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 11:33 p.m. Pope Francis has declined to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired U.S. ambassador that he briefed the pope in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore...
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August 26, 2018 - 4:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Buffalo, New York, is rejecting calls to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against priests. A Buffalo television station reported last week that Bishop Richard Malone allowed one accused priest to remain in his parish and gave...
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August 26, 2018 - 3:30 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Buffalo, New York is rejecting calls to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against priests. Richard Malone said Sunday that the "shepherd does not desert the flock" in difficult times. He said he's appointing a task force of church...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Seton Hall University has begun an investigation into potential sexual abuse at two seminaries it hosts following misconduct allegations against ex-Cardinal McCarrick and other priests. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)
August 26, 2018 - 1:59 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States accused senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed but was made a cardinal regardless. The letter, an...
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People hold up names of children as they gather to protest at the site of the former Tuam home for unmarried mothers in County Galway, during the visit to Ireland by Pope Francis, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Survivors of one of Ireland's wretched mother and baby homes were to hold their own demonstration Sunday. The location is Tuam, site of a mass grave of hundreds of babies who died at a church-run home. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 12:30 pm
KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A man who was born at a Catholic-run orphanage and home for unmarried mothers in Ireland says his mother spent 45 years living at the infamous Magdalene Laundries and that he didn't know until recent...
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