priest abuse

Survivors of sex abuse hold a cross as they gather in front of Via della Conciliazione, the road leading to St. Peter's Square, visible in background, during a twilight vigil prayer of the victims of sex abuse, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.
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February 21, 2019 - 1:35 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15. It ended with a Colombian cardinal warning them they could all face...
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Pope Francis
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February 17, 2019 - 8:47 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is asking for prayers for this week's sex abuse summit at the Vatican , calling abuse an "urgent challenge of our time." He has summoned bishops to Rome to help him chart a way forward after decades of abuse by priests and prelates and the systematic cover-ups of...
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St. Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese
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Steve Tawa
February 11, 2019 - 1:52 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Mediators who handled the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund — plus a panel in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that provides aid to survivors of clergy abuse — will now handle similar claims across five Catholic dioceses in New Jersey. The Independent Victim Compensation...
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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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Pope Francis
Andrew Medichini/AP
December 21, 2018 - 8:31 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will "never again" cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in. Francis dedicated his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to abuse, evidence that a...
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Pope Francis is shown celebrating the Mass on the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, in the parish of Santa Monica in Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome.
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December 12, 2018 - 9:47 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advisers ahead of a high-stakes Vatican summit on abuse early next year. The Vatican said Wednesday that...
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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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Steve Tawa
November 08, 2018 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is setting up a victims' compensation fund to provide aid to survivors of clergy abuse. It would be administered independently of Church leadership or influence. One purpose of the fund will be to compensate survivors who would...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Steve Tawa
September 06, 2018 - 4:39 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — In response to the scathing allegations in Pennsylvania's grand jury report on Catholic priest abuse, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is forming a task force to investigate similar instances of sexual abuse and cover-ups. Grewal said the task force will be...
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In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo, nuns are silhouetted in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File
July 30, 2018 - 7:52 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The largest association of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States urged its members Monday to report any sexual abuse of religious sisters by clergy and demanded that church authorities "take action to end a culture of silence, hold abusers accountable and provide support to...
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