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February 20, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit Wednesday and demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and for religious superiors to be held accountable when they protect priests who rape and molest children.
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February 20, 2019 - 4:30 am
If Pope Francis needed a concrete example to justify summoning church leaders from around the globe to Rome for a tutorial on clergy sex abuse, Sister Bernardine Pemii has it.
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February 19, 2019 - 11:49 am
Catholic religious orders from around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups.
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer In St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. The pontiff is asking for prayers for this week's sex abuse summit at the Vatican, calling abuse an "urgent challenge of our tim
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February 17, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting that decisive actions to confront the decades-long problem of pedophile priests and church cover-ups must come out of an upcoming Vatican summit.
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February 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm
A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them.
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Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
February 12, 2019 - 9:29 pm
"I’m looking for real change. For not the church but for the survivors. They need to be vindicated. They need to have their voices heard."
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January 28, 2019 - 11:32 am
Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for priests but says there's reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where priests are in short supply.
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September 11, 2018 - 10:11 am
A top Vatican official says the clerical sex abuse scandal is such a game-changing catastrophe for the Catholic Church that he called it the church's "own 9/11" on the 17th anniversary of the attacks in the U.S.
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August 29, 2018 - 10:38 am
Pope Francis lamented Wednesday how Irish church authorities failed to respond to the crimes of sexual abuse, speaking during his first public appearance at the Vatican after bombshell accusations that he himself covered up for an American cardinal's misdeeds.
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Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
August 28, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Inside the scandal involving Pennsylvania Catholic clergy, the state's attorney general, who led the investigation, told "CBS This Morning" that the alleged cover-up stretched "all the way up to the Vatican." Shapiro reacted to Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik’s...
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