Sexual abuse

Bishop Fernando Ramos, Secretary General Episcopal Conference of Chile, receives media attention near the Vatican, in Rome Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. A delegation of Chilean bishops has met with Pope Francis a year after he threw his papacy into turmoil by defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering for a notorious sexual predator. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 14, 2019 - 11:56 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A delegation of Chilean bishops met Monday with Pope Francis a year after he threw his papacy into turmoil by defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering for a notorious sexual predator. The five-member permanent committee of the Chilean bishops' conference requested Monday's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, then Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. A lawyer says the key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 14, 2019 - 7:12 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The retired Vatican diplomat who accused Pope Francis of turning a blind eye to the alleged sexual misconduct of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is begging the American to publicly repent for his crimes for the good of the Catholic Church. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano wrote...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, then Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. A lawyer says the key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 12, 2019 - 12:34 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic...
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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, 68, arrives at the Lyon courthouse to attend his trial, in Lyon, central France, Monday Jan. 7, 2019. The Roman Catholic Church faces another public reckoning when a French cardinal, Philippe Barbarin, goes on trial Monday for his alleged failure to report a pedophile priest who confessed to preying on Boy Scouts and whose victims want to hold one of France's highest church figures accountable. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
January 10, 2019 - 2:19 am
LYON, France (AP) — France's most important church sex abuse trial to date is likely to end in acquittal for a cardinal and other senior Catholic officials accused of protecting a pedophile priest. The Rev. Bernard Preynat's alleged victims say church hierarchy covered up for him for years. But by...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Michael DiSabato exhales after finishing his remarks about an alleged sexual assault by Ohio State team doctor Dr. Richard Strauss and his advocacy for student athletes during an Ohio State University Board of Trustees meeting at the Longaberger Alumni House in Columbus, Ohio. A warrant was issued for DiSabato after he did not show up Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Franklin County Municipal Court. He is charged with telecommunications harassment of a university administrator who criticized him. DiSabato contends he is the one being harassed. (Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
January 07, 2019 - 2:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man whose claims helped spur the investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has been jailed in Columbus, where he's accused of telecommunications harassment. A warrant was issued for 50-year-old Mike DiSabato, of suburban Dublin, after...
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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin waits for the start of his trial at the Lyon courthouse, central France, Monday Jan. 7, 2019. Cardinal Barbarin and five others are going on trial in France accused of covering up for a pedophile priest who abused Boy Scouts. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
January 07, 2019 - 10:56 am
LYON, France (AP) — A Catholic cardinal and five other people went on trial Monday accused of covering up for a pedophile priest who abused Boy Scouts — France's most important church sex abuse case to date. The case poses a new challenge to the Vatican, amid growing demands in overwhelmingly...
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January 06, 2019 - 4:56 am
LYON, France (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church faces another public reckoning when a French cardinal goes on trial Monday for his alleged failure to report a pedophile priest who confessed to preying on Boy Scouts and whose victims want to hold one of France's highest church figures accountable...
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Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 04, 2019 - 11:41 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican has confirmed that an Argentine bishop, who resigned suddenly in 2017 for stated health reasons and then landed a top administrative job at the Holy See, is under preliminary investigation after priests accused him of sexual abuse and other misconduct. The...
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January 04, 2019 - 6:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German cardinal is asserting that outrage about the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal is hypocritical, arguing that what happened reflected events in society as a whole. The church has been shaken over recent years by scandals in several countries, including Germany. A church-...
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A sign outside the Mundelein Seminary asks the faithful to pray for U.S. based Roman Catholic bishops gathering there for a weeklong prayer retreat, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Mundelein, Ill. The bishops are gathering to reflect on the church sexual abuse scandal ahead of a summit of the world's bishops next month at the Vatican aimed at forging a comprehensive response to the crisis. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
January 03, 2019 - 10:52 am
Pope Francis is encouraging U.S. bishops meeting near Chicago to unify as the Catholic church deals with a "crisis of credibility" stemming from the clergy sex abuse scandal. In an eight-page letter addressed to the bishops and released to the media Thursday, Francis acknowledges "no response or...
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