Catholic Church sex abuse

Pope Francis
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Mark Abrams
March 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - - A week ago, an unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse ended. While some had greater expectations of Pope Francis and church leadership, a Villanova professor believes they're on the right track for reform. Many observers labeled the summit's results as...
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Kimberly Adams
February 16, 2019 - 9:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former American cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been deprived of his status after he was found guilty of sex abuse by the Vatican. "It's the first time in modern history that that's happened to a cardinal," said Massimo Faggioli, a professor in Villanova’s Theology...
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Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
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February 16, 2019 - 9:58 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior. The announcement...
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AG Josh Shapiro
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Hadas Kuznits
October 19, 2018 - 7:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says lawmakers are just getting started in terms of what they're about to uncover when it comes to priest sex abuse in this country. "If you think of this as a ballgame, we're in the 3rd inning of this game," he said. He says...
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Pope Francis
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October 03, 2018 - 5:05 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops to dream of a future free of the mistakes of the past as he opened a global church leadership meeting Wednesday amid renewed outrage over the priestly sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Yet down the block from the Vatican's synod hall, about two...
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Dreamstime
Antionette Lee
August 26, 2018 - 6:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- While the Pope is in Ireland, here in Philadelphia dozens gathered just steps away from the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to demand action on behalf of victims of clergy sexual abuse. Catherine Spoerl says she's bitter and angry. "I'm here to represent...
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Dozens gathered near the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to demand action on behalf of victims of clergy sexual abuse.
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Antionette Lee
August 26, 2018 - 6:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- While the pope is in Ireland, here in Philadelphia dozens gathered just steps away from the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to demand action on behalf of victims of clergy sexual abuse. Catherine Spoerl says she's bitter and angry. "I'm here to represent...
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August 14, 2018; Harrisburg, PA, USA; James Faluszczuk, right, who was abused in the Erie diocese, cries as Attorney General Josh Shapiro outlined the findings of the grand jury investigation into six catholic diocese in Pennsylvania.
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August 19, 2018 - 9:02 am
Analysis by Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor (CNN) -- This is how bad things are in the Catholic Church right now: The Pope's top adviser on clergy sexual abuse canceled a trip to Ireland for a papal event because he has to investigate sexual misconduct in his own seminary. And Cardinal Sean O'...
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