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“More charges of inappropriate touching aimed at Vatican envoy to France” & related articles

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Crux Jun 15, 2019 Claire Giangravè FAITH AND CULTURE CORRESPONDENT”luigi ventura ROME – More people have come forward to accuse Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the papal representative to France, of inappropriate behavior and groping. The Vatican diplomat currently is entrenched in … Continue reading

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Full text of Benedict XVI: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

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Catholic News Agency Vatican City, Apr 10, 2019 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- The following is a previously unpublished essay from Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world’s … Continue reading

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What Do the Church’s Victims Deserve?

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The Catholic Church is turning to outside arbiters to reckon with its history of sexual abuse. But skeptics argue that its legacy of evasion continues. The New Yorker 08 April 2019    5:00 A.M.  (15 April edition) By Paul Elie Some … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Training School abuse: Why papal apology matters to survivor, 60 years later

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The Ottawa Citizen Updated: April 7, 2019 Bruce Deachman The dimly lit conference room looked like so many others — a long table with nameplates and microphones, surrounded by drab olive drapes and beige carpet. On this particular Thursday, however, … Continue reading

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CDF upholds guilty verdict of Guam archbishop for abuse of minors” & related article

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Catholic News Agency 04 April 2019 By Hannah Brockhaus           Vatican City, Apr 4, 2019 / 04:26 am (CNA).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced Thursday that, following an appeal, the Vatican’s court … Continue reading

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Pope Francis issues new legislation for protection of minors” & related articles and audio

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The Vatican on Friday released three new documents from Pope Francis concerning the protection of minors and vulnerable persons in the Vatican City State. Vatican City News     Vatican website 29 March 2019 By Christopher Wells “The protection of minors and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis address after closing Mass at Vatican Summit

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[As found on Vatican Website:    “Abuse of Minors.  The Church’s Response ” ] Francis Speeches 2019 February [ AR  – DE  – EN  – ES  – FR  – IT  – PL  – PT ]   MEETING “THE PROTECTION OF MINORS IN THE CHURCH” [Vatican’s New Synod … Continue reading

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Vatican sex abuse summit organizer unsure if accused priests still active

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‘I find it beyond belief that they could … not know who the perpetrators are,’ says survivor CBC Posted: Feb 23, 2019 8:02 PM ET | Last Updated: 11 hours ago Megan Williams Father Hans Zollner, organizer of the Vatican … Continue reading

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Pope Francis decries critics of church as ‘friends of the devil’

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Pontiff disturbed over tide of accusations prior to Vatican summit on sexual abuse Wed 20 Feb 2019 17.08 GMT Last modified on Wed 20 Feb 2019 19.28 GMT Angela Giuffrida7 Pope Francis with priests at the end of his weekly general audience … Continue reading

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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Archbishop Philip Wilson

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The Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court. Picture: AAP Sam Buckingham-Jones Journalist 12:35AM July 31, 2018 The Pope has effectively sacked Philip Wilson after the Adelaide archbishop refused to stand down despite being the most senior Catholic to … Continue reading

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