Sexual abuse

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis is caught in pensive mood during his weekly general audience at the Vatican. Francis' papacy has been thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered-up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
September 10, 2018 - 2:33 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is preparing the "necessary clarifications" about accusations that top Vatican officials including Pope Francis covered up the sexual misconduct of a now-disgraced American ex-cardinal, Francis' top advisers said Monday. In a statement, Francis' nine cardinal...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis is caught in pensive mood during his weekly general audience at the Vatican. Francis' papacy has been thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered-up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
September 10, 2018 - 1:03 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is preparing the "necessary clarifications" about accusations that top Vatican officials including Pope Francis covered up the sexual misconduct of a now-disgraced American cardinal, Francis' top advisers said Monday. In a statement, Francis' nine cardinal advisers...
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September 10, 2018 - 9:01 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York, says he's sorry for any of his own "failures" but says he'll remain as leader of the diocese until his retirement. Bishop Richard Malone has faced renewed calls for his resignation over his handling of sexual abuse...
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September 10, 2018 - 8:17 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo says he's sorry for any of his own "failures" but says he will remain as leader of the diocese until his retirement. Bishop Richard Malone has faced renewed calls for his resignation over his handling of sexual abuse allegations...
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Faithful and pilgrims gather in St.Peter's Square, as Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 08, 2018 - 8:42 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told newly ordained bishops they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion — not as lone operators — to fight the clerical culture that fueled a sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking his papacy. Francis cited his recent letter about combatting abuse...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. A 2006 letter from Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of cover-up at the highest echelons of the Catholic Church (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
September 08, 2018 - 1:46 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic...
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FILE – In this May 15, 2018, file photo, acting New York state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood speaks in Albany, N.Y. Underwood has subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of her office's investigation into the church's handling of sex abuse allegations. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
September 07, 2018 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general's new investigation into clergy sex abuse allegations in the Roman Catholic Church could be massive. It's delving into confidential church files in a state where hundreds of people have already made claims through programs run by the church itself. But...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. A 2006 letter from Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of cover-up at the highest echelons of the Catholic Church (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
September 07, 2018 - 5:48 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic...
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People pass the Archdiocese of New York, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state Thursday as part of a broadening civil investigation into the handling of sex abuse allegations by church leaders. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 06, 2018 - 11:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York and New Jersey launched new investigations into the Roman Catholic Church's handling of clergy sex abuse allegations Thursday as the number of similar inquiries around the country continues to grow. In New York, the state's attorney general issued subpoenas to all eight...
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FILE – In this May 15, 2018, file photo, acting New York state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood speaks in Albany, N.Y. Underwood has subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of her office's investigation into the church's handling of sex abuse allegations. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
September 06, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on state investigations into alleged clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New Jersey is joining New York in announcing it will conduct an investigation of sex abuse by clergy in the state's Roman Catholic dioceses. Attorney General...
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