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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness
    ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children.
  • U.N. accuses Vatican of policies that allowed sex abuse of children

    U.N. accuses Vatican of policies that allowed sex abuse of children
    VATICAN CITY — A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles and the...

    U.N. panel grills Vatican officials about abuse of children

    U.N. panel grills Vatican officials about abuse of children
    ROME -- In their toughest and most public questioning to date about sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy, senior Vatican officials came under heavy criticism Thursday from a United Nations committee over their handling of such cases and...

    Chicago Archdiocese releases documents of priest abuse complaints

    Chicago Archdiocese releases documents of priest abuse complaints
    Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests. The documents provide new details and...

    Pennsylvania court reverses Roman Catholic priest's conviction

    Pennsylvania court reverses Roman Catholic priest's conviction
    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday overturned the conviction of the first U.S. church official ever charged or convicted in connection with how he handled complaints that priests had sexually abused children. Msgr. William Lynn, who has never been...