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  • Pope taps women, victims for sex abuse commission

    March 22, 2014 5:34 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as... more »
  • UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion

    February 5, 2014 8:13 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for "systematically" 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 bishops who concealed their crimes. In... more »
  • Former NHL Player Testifying About Sexual Abuse

    December 13, 2011 6:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is set to hear from a former NHL player whose accusations of sexual abuse helped lead to the imprisonment of his former junior coach in Canada. Sheldon Kennedy will headline Congress' first hearing in the wake of the Penn State scandal. Last week, Kennedy's former coach,... more »
  • Two Additional Victims Come Forward in Sex Abuse Case

    November 1, 2010 6:07 PM

    St. Martinville, La. - On October 29, 2010, an ongoing investigation involving suspect, Phillip Miller Jr., led to two male juvenile victims who came forward alleging they were sexually assaulted by suspect, Phillip Miller Jr. The incident's occurred beginning in 2007 and ending in 2009. Through the course of the... more »
  • Pope on UK visit admits failures in abuse scandal

    September 16, 2010 2:56 PM

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI braved a chilly atmosphere Thursday in mostly secular Britain to issue his strongest comments yet on the sex abuse crisis, admitting that the Catholic Church had not acted decisively or quickly enough to remove priests who molested children. Speaking to reporters traveling with... more »

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