Sexual abuse

Pope Francis passes by a banner of a protester as he leaves after visiting St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 2:58 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" of sexual abuse and his outrage at those "repugnant crimes" dismissed as an insult by Ireland's wounded victims. The abuse scandal —...
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Pope Francis waves from a car as he leaves Dublin Castle at the end of his meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 2:21 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Vatican says Pope Francis has met with eight survivors of clerical and institutional abuse on the first day of his trip to Ireland, which is ground zero for the Catholic Church's abuse scandal. Vatican...
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Pope Francis salutes the crawd as he leaves after visiting St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 12:11 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The harrowing plight of the Tuam babies — the hundreds of Irish children who were buried in a mass grave on the grounds of a Catholic Church-run "mother and baby" home — has gotten on the agenda of Pope Francis'...
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Pope Francis meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, right, as he arrives at Dublin Castle, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 9:48 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis declared Saturday as he arrived in Ireland that he shares the outrage of rank-and-file Catholics over the cover-up of the "repugnant crimes" of priests who raped and molested children, and vowed that he was committed to ending the "scourge." Seeking to respond to a global...
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Protesters call for redress for victims of Catholic Church clerical sex abuses, during a protest they held during Pope Francis' visit to Ireland, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The pontiff is traveling to Ireland for a two-day visit on the occasion of the 2018 World Meeting of Families. (Aaron Chown//PA via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 9:06 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Ireland's prime minister has urged Pope Francis to use his "office and influence" to ensure clergy sex abuse victims worldwide receive "justice and truth and healing." Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar addressed...
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Pope Francis, center, is flanked by Irish President Michael D. Higgins, left, and President's wife Sabina, upon his arrival at the Presidential residence in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
August 25, 2018 - 8:44 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis said at the start of a visit to Ireland on Saturday that he shares the outrage of rank-and-file Catholics over the failure of church authorities to punish the "repugnant crimes" of priests who raped and molested children. Seeking to respond to a global outcry over the...
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August 25, 2018 - 8:30 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 43-year-old man who ran an upstate New York music studio has admitted sexually abusing a little girl by indulging in a foot fetish. Michael Waite of the Syracuse suburb of Mattydale was sentenced Friday to 10 years of probation for his June guilty plea to sexual conduct...
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Protesters call for redress for victims of Catholic Church clerical sex abuses, during a protest they held during Pope Francis' visit to Ireland, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The pontiff is traveling to Ireland for a two-day visit on the occasion of the 2018 World Meeting of Families. (Aaron Chown//PA via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 8:07 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 1:00 p.m. Pope Francis says he shares the outrage over the failures of church authorities to punish the "repugnant crimes" of priests who raped and molested children, seeking to respond to a global Catholic outcry over the...
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Pope Francis, center, is flanked by Irish President Michael D. Higgins, left, and President's wife Sabina, upon his arrival at the Presidential residence in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
August 25, 2018 - 7:32 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis arrived Saturday in Ireland, ground zero of the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis, with the institution under fire across the globe for its systemic failures to protect children from rapists or to punish bishops who hid the crimes. Francis is making the first papal visit...
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Pope Francis waves as he boards an airplane at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The pontiff is traveling to Ireland for a two-day visit on the occasion of the 2018 World Meeting of Families. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
August 25, 2018 - 6:05 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis arrived Saturday in Ireland, ground zero of the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis, with the institution under fire across the globe for its systemic failures to protect children or to punish bishops who hid the crimes. Francis was expected to meet with victims during his...
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