French cardinal says he abused 14-year-old girl 35 years ago
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One of France’s high-ranking prelates of the Catholic Church, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, says that he had abused a 14-year-old girl 35 years ago and is withdrawing from his religious duties ..read more
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French cardinal to be investigated over abuse confessions
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The prosecutor’s office in Marseille has opened a preliminary investigation for “aggravated sexual assault” against Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, one of France’s highest-ranking prelates of the Catholic Church.Via a letter that was read out Monday during a conference of French bishops, Ricard said th ..read more
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Polish court acquits men in toppling of priest statue
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A Polish court has acquitted three men who in 2019 toppled a statue of a late priest suspected of sexually abusing minors ..read more
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Suspended Indiana priest avoids prison in sex abuse case
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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suspended Indianapolis priest has avoided prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in a case alleging that he sexually abused a teenage boy ..read more
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Priest indicted on child rape, assault and battery charges
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WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest from Massachusetts accused of sexually assaulting a child more than a decade ago has been indicted by a grand jury on forcible child rape and indecent assault and battery charges, authorities said Tuesday ..read more
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Missouri summer camp operators sued over abuse settlement
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A Tennessee man filed a lawsuit Friday claiming that operators of the Kanakuk Camps in Branson, Missouri, lied to him and his parents while persuading them to sign a settlement over sexual abuse by a camp counselor ..read more
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Accused Albany bishop asks to be removed from priesthood
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The retired bishop of Albany, New York, who has admitted to covering up for predator priests and has himself been accused of sexual abuse, has asked Pope Francis to remove him from the priesthood ..read more
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Vatican opens preliminary abuse probe into French cardinal
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ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Friday it has decided to launch a preliminary sex abuse investigation into a prominent French cardinal after he admitted to having behaved in a “reprehensible way” with a 14-year-old girl 35 years ago ..read more
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Italy church says 600 sex abuse cases sent to Vatican
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italy’s Catholic bishops provided their first accounting of clergy sexual abuse and revealed Thursday that more than 600 cases from Italy were on file at the Vatican since 2000 ..read more
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Indiana judge won’t block probe over 10-year-old’s abortion
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general can keep investigating an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio, a judge ruled Friday ..read more
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