clergy sex abuse

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 28: Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims, for the last time as head of the Catholic Church, from the window of Castel Gandolfo where he will start his retirement today on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy.
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Mark Abrams
April 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newradio) -- A Villanova University theology professor says the former pope's decision to weigh in on the Catholic Church clergy sex abuse crisis may have been unwise. Massimo Faggioli, who is also a respected Vatican watcher, says the move by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to publish...
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August 14, 2018; Harrisburg, PA, USA; State representative Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) speaks to media about the findings of the grand jury's report means to him after the press conference
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Tony Romeo
April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawmakers pushing for legislation to give victims of child sex abuse new opportunities to seek justice are making a major change in their strategy. Victims of child sex abuse have long sought legislation that would, essentially, expand the statute of limitations...
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February 24, 2019 - 6:32 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis closed out his extraordinary summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing Sunday to confront abusers with "the wrath of God" felt by the faithful, end the cover-ups by their superiors and prioritize the victims of this "brazen, aggressive and destructive evil."...
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Phone Scam
Mark Abrams
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the clergy sex abuse summit in the Vatican comes to a close, there is warning that somebody behind robocalls in Philadelphia claiming to be looking for clergy abuse victims is likely a scammer. "A settlement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia,"...
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Pope Francis attends the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, in Rome.
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Steve Tawa
February 18, 2019 - 1:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Victims of clergy abuse and their advocates are requesting that Pope Francis consider their list of "must-take" actions for the unprecedented summit in Rome, beginning on Thursday, focusing on the crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. Michael McDonnell, who is the...
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Mark Abrams
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A nationally-recognized advocate for victims of clergy sex abuse is confident Pennsylvania state legislators will act by the end of the year to open a window for abuse lawsuits. Nearly two weeks ago, the New York state legislature passed and Gov. Cuomo signed the...
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Father Thomas P. Ganley
N.J. Office of the Attorney General
January 18, 2019 - 11:06 am
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- A New Jersey priest was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a teen in the state's first criminal case by a new clergy abuse task force. Father Thomas P. Ganley of Phillipsburg is scheduled to appear in court Friday for a detention hearing. He was arrested...
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Church Generic
Mark Abrams
January 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A nationally-recognized victim advocate says some of those who've been abused by Roman Catholic clerics are being shut out of newly-created compensation programs being set up by dioceses and archdioceses, including one established last month in Philadelphia. Marci...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile.
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December 27, 2018 - 8:44 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times. The latest...
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Pope Francis
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
December 07, 2018 - 1:27 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has launched an investigation into a small Chilean religious order of nuns after some sisters denounced sexual abuse at the hands of priests and mistreatment by their superiors, a turning point that shows the Holy See is now willing to investigate allegations of...
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