Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.
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November 23, 2018 - 11:33 am
Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit whose stakes have grown after the Holy See blocked U.S. bishops from taking action to address the scandal.
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October 23, 2018 - 9:36 am
As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo.
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Pennsylvania Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal
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October 18, 2018 - 2:03 pm
The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.
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October 16, 2018 - 3:06 pm
Days after Washington's archbishop resigned over his handling of sexual abuse allegations, the Archdiocese of Washington released the names of more than two dozen clergy members it says have been "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors.
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October 12, 2018 - 6:48 am
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.
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October 01, 2018 - 10:27 am
Even as top Pennsylvania officials assail the Catholic Church over its cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, a state agency is refusing to release a report on allegations of sexual abuse by a high-ranking state university administrator despite lingering questions about how the accusers' complaints were...
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Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania
Joe DeStio
September 28, 2018 - 1:06 pm
NEW KENSINGTON (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement officer is defending a proposed two year window to allow victims of sex assault that occurred long ago to sue for civil damages. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said, “Having a civil window enacted in Pennsylvania is...
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Church Pews
Joe DeStio
September 17, 2018 - 2:26 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Two Pittsburgh area residents have filed a class action lawsuit seeking to force the Pennsylvania Catholic Church to disclose the names of all priests accused of sex abuse and internal church documents in their cases. One of the plaintiffs, Ryan O’Connor of Verona...
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Pope Francis
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September 13, 2018 - 8:31 am
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. church leaders over the abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church.
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September 12, 2018 - 9:40 am
By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children — evidence that he realizes the scandal is global and that inaction...
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