priest sex abuse

Pope Francis
Andrew Medichini/AP
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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In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, conducts Mass at St. Mathews Cathedral in Washington.
Kevin Wolf/AP Photo, File
January 03, 2019 - 9:29 am
UPDATED: 12:29 p.m. By Claudia Lauer, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in...
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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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Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell (right) discusses parameters of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP).
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
November 13, 2018 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's independent compensation program for victims of clergy abuse has begun to provide support for survivors. Members on the panel for the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP) will begin to hear claims, regardless of...
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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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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Steve Tawa
October 29, 2018 - 1:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that a federal investigation is underway into child sex abuse across Roman Catholic churches in Pennsylvania, a letter from the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia to the hierarchy of bishops nationwide signals a wider probe. The United States Conference of Catholic...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
October 19, 2018 - 2:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While U.S. Justice Department follows up on subpoenas it issued to eight Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania in the priest sex abuse scandal, seeking private files and records, victim advocates point to what they call a culture of silence and coverup. There is some...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 12, 2018 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the wake of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, in which 301 Catholic priests where identified as predator priests who abused children while serving in the ministry — just in Pennsylvania alone — what does the future hold for Catholicism? Dr. Massimo Faggioli,...
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Pope Francis
(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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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Cardinal Timothy Dolan addresses a news conference at the New York Archdiocese. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said it has hired former federal judge Barbara Jones, left, to review its procedures for handling allegations of sex abuse.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
September 20, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to restore the faith of those disillusioned by how the church has handled sexual abuse allegations, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York appointed a former federal judge Thursday to review its procedures and protocols. Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the appointment of...
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