Sexual abuse

April 13, 2018 - 3:01 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The three main protagonists in denouncing Chile's sex abuse scandal will meet with Pope Francis over the weekend of April 28-29 and will stay as his guests at the Vatican hotel where he lives. Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of Chile's most famous predator priest, told The...
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April 12, 2018 - 1:46 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Eight victims of the Catholic Church's most notorious pedophile are pressing the Legion of Christ religious order to compensate them for the sexual abuse they suffered and the psychological harm they say resulted from the order's prolonged campaign to discredit them. The men...
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In this photo dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Pope Francis arrives in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday April 11, 2018, Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 12, 2018 - 9:56 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis' apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and request that the country's bishops come to Rome to figure out reforms amounts to a "spiritual state of emergency" declaration for the Chilean church. In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press,...
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In this photo dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Pope Francis arrives in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday April 11, 2018, Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 11, 2018 - 5:30 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an extraordinary public letter, Francis also summoned all of Chile's bishops to the Vatican for an...
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In this photo dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Pope Francis arrives in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday April 11, 2018, Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 11, 2018 - 3:59 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal on Wednesday and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday, Francis also summoned all of Chile's bishops to...
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April 10, 2018 - 4:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former host of one of National Public Radio's most successful programs who was fired over allegations of workplace abuse is apologizing and asking for a second chance. "On Point" host Tom Ashbrook was dismissed by Boston radio station WBUR in February after investigators found he...
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April 06, 2018 - 11:14 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, has published a list of 34 priests and 17 lay people who have faced credible accusations of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior. It's the first time the diocese has revealed the names of those accused of abuse. The move comes as...
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In this April 1, 2018 photo, Elder Quentin L. Cook speaks during the afternoon session of General Conference in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church faced more criticism Monday, April 2, about its approach to sexual abuse after Cook, praised the #MeToo movement but referred to sexual misconduct as "non-consensual immorality," a remark that some say could be interpreted as victim blaming. (Jeremy Harmon/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 8:57 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church faced more criticism Monday about its approach to sexual abuse after a top leader praised the #MeToo movement but referred to sexual misconduct as "non-consensual immorality," a remark that some say could be interpreted as victim blaming. Quentin L. Cook, a...
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April 02, 2018 - 5:59 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — River Plate will collaborate with authorities after a local NGO reported minors were allegedly abused in the club's youth divisions. The AVIVI Association for Victims of Rape made a formal complaint before a local prosecutor. AVIVI said on Monday the three minors were...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg speaks to reporters outside his office at the Statehouse to reporters in Boston. The Thursday, March 29, 2018 indictment of Bryon Hefner, Rosenberg's husband, came months after The Boston Globe reported on allegations that Hefner sexually harassed or abused several men, some of whom had business before the Legislature. (AP Photo/Bob Salsberg)
March 29, 2018 - 6:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A state senator's husband was indicted Thursday on charges of sexual assault, distributing nude photos without consent and criminal lewdness. The indictment of Bryon Hefner, the husband of Democratic Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, came months after The Boston Globe reported on allegations...
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