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Clouds are lit by the rising sun over St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia.
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AP News
December 26, 2019 - 11:41 am
Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that's sure to grow substantially in the new year as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review. Read more here.
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Victim points to photos of Catholic priests accused of sexual misconduct.
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May 31, 2019 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Quantifying its vast sex-abuse crisis, the U.S. Roman Catholic Church said Friday that allegations of child sex abuse by clerics more than doubled in its latest 12-month reporting period, and that its spending on victim compensation and child protection surged above $300 million...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Steve Tawa
February 04, 2019 - 11:34 am
UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has placed a longtime priest on administrative leave following an allegation of sexual abuse that surfaced last month. Rev. Steven Marinucci is accused of sexually abusing a child in the late 1970s. The Archdiocese...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro outlined the findings of the grand jury investigation into six catholic diocese in Pennsylvania.
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December 04, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court is keeping the lid on the identities of more than 10 Roman Catholic clergy implicated in the statewide grand jury report on priest abuse in the commonwealth. The 6-1 vote majority wrote, "in absence of any other viable remedy, we...
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Attorney Gerald Williams left), of the law firm Williams Cedar, is accompanied by associates during a press conference of a civil lawsuit involving a former priest from the Diocese of Allentown.
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Steve Tawa
November 12, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia law firm representing a "John Doe" has filed a civil lawsuit against a Catholic priest, and others, named in the Pennsylvania grand jury report released in August. Attorney Gerald Williams, of the law firm Williams Cedar, names the Diocese of Allentown...
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Child sex abuse victims
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Steve Tawa
October 18, 2018 - 5:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Word of the federal grand jury subpoenas issued to dioceses across Pennsylvania has spread quickly among those impacted by the Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal. Michael McDonnell, a survivor of sex abuse by two priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, said up...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at a news conference in the state Capitol after legislation to respond to a grand jury report accusing hundreds of Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades stalled in the legislature.
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Mark Abrams
October 18, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP/ KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand confidential files and testimony from church leaders, according to two people familiar with the probe. The...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Mike DeNardo
September 26, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Of 300 current and former clergy members in the grand jury report, the names of about 30 have been redacted. Sitting in Philadelphia, the state Supreme Court heard arguments on whether those names should remain blacked out. At issue, lawyers for the clergy members say...
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September 19, 2018 - 10:46 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. The petition to the U.S. Attorney's Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people. One of the petition's organizers, Nicole Welage, says more answers are needed about the...
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Child sex abuse victims
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Tony Romeo
August 29, 2018 - 8:16 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears the recent revelations in the grand jury report on sexual abuse by priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses won't break the logjam over legislation to reform the statute of limitations long sought by victim advocates. The grand jury report recommends...
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