Priest Sexual Abuse

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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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, Joseph Bambera, Roman Catholic bishop of Scranton, Pa., discusses the clergy abuse crisis in an interview with The Times-Tribune in Scranton.
Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP
September 05, 2018 - 7:25 am
A Roman Catholic bishop who apologized to his flock last month for the "misguided and inappropriate decisions of church leaders" is reckoning with his own role — revealed in federal court a decade ago — in the system that protected pedophile priests. Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera handled three...
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Cardinal Donald Wuerl
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
August 22, 2018 - 4:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic high school will shed the name of Washington's archbishop after he was cited in a sweeping grand jury report as having allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children to be reassigned or reinstated while he was Pittsburgh's bishop. The Diocese of...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/Sipa USA
Mark Abrams
August 01, 2018 - 2:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Just weeks ahead of the court-ordered release of a statewide grand jury report on clergy sex abuse within the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg has released the names of 71 people accused of abusing children...
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July 27, 2018 - 6:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP/KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s highest court says a landmark grand jury report identifies over 300 “predator priests” in six of the state’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses. The Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday that allows the report on clergy child sexual abuse —...
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