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“Vatican sex abuse investigator hospitalized in Chile” & related articles

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The Spokesman-Review Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:47 a.m. Archbishop Charles Scicluna points during a press conference prior to a meeting with people who claim to have been victims of sexual abuse by members of the Church, in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Vatican judge takes plea bargain on molestation, child pornography charges

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CRUX 20 February 2018 John L. Allen Jr. EDITOR Pope Francis meets members of the Roman Rota, the supreme Tribunal of the Holy See, at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Credit: L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP.) ROME – A … Continue reading

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“Pope Francis revives sex abuse commission amid criticism of Vatican support for Chilean bishop” & related articles

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The IndependentTuesday February 18 2018 4:54 PM Nicole Winfield Pope Francis. Photo: AP Pope Francis revived a sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members, after coming under fire for his handling of the scandal and his support for a … Continue reading

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Court likely to withdraw charge of key accuser in Cardinal Pell abuse case

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Catholic News Agency 16 February 2018 By Elise Harris Melbourne, Australia, Feb 15, 2018 / 10:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard Wednesday that a charge related to a key witness in the case against Cardinal George Pell, accused … Continue reading

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The bloom is fading

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When it comes to Pope Francis’ attempts to cultivate an image as a pope who has zero tolerance for, and understands and sympathizes with victims of clerical sexual abuse, the latest revelation regarding the pope’s denial of knowledge regarding the … Continue reading

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“Pope’s advisers say he got abuse victim’s letter, despite denial” & related article

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Assertion comes after Francis’s visit to South America was met with protests over contentious bishop CBC News    World The Associated Press Posted: Feb 05, 2018 7:10 AM ET     Last Updated: Feb 05, 2018 7:10 AM ET Pope Francis leaves at … Continue reading

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Pope Francis sends envoy to Chile to investigate sexual abuse claims

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Bishop Juan Barros has been accused by victims of covering up for the country’s most notorious pedophile priest The Guardian Associated Press in Vatican City Tue 30 Jan 2018 16.16 GMT   Pope Francis is sending the Vatican’s most respected sex … Continue reading

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“Contrite pope apologises for sexual abuse comments that ‘wounded many'” & related article

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Reuters 22 January 2018 Philip Pullella ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis, in an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean … Continue reading

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Pope Francis shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

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Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.” The Toronto Star 18 January 2018 By Nicole Winfield   … Continue reading

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“Why this Chilean abuse survivor refuses to accept Pope Francis’ apology” & related articles

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 CBC Radio Wednesday January 17, 2018 In this March 12, 2015 photo, Juan Carlos Cruz poses for a portrait in Wilmington, Delaware. Cruz says he can’t accept the Pope’s apology until those who protected his abuser are brought to justice. … Continue reading

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