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Papal envoy asks forgiveness in divided Chilean diocese

Jun. 17, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

OSORNO, Chile (AP) — A papal emissary asked forgiveness Sunday from Roman Catholics in a region of Chile where people bitterly protested a now-resigned bishop who had once been a lieutenant of the country's most notorious predator priest. Archbishop Charles Scicluna said a Mass and told worshippers that...

Beavers' Luke Heimlich: 'Fans can cheer me. They can boo'

Jun. 15, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday, and he said he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans on the sport's biggest stage. Heimlich, 22, is in Omaha a year after it was disclosed he had...

Jermaine Dupri looks back at legacy on eve of latest honor

Jun. 14, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jermaine Dupri gets inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he will be only the second hip-hop creator honored after Jay-Z. It's not something he takes lightly. "No matter what you want to say about my records that I created, no matter what you want to say about the artists that...

Chilean church offices raided as part of sex abuse probe

Jun. 14, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Prosecutors seized documents in raids on Roman Catholic Church offices in two cities as part of an investigation into growing clergy sex abuse scandals, while Vatican investigators met with Chile's attorney general to discuss cooperation in the civil and canonical probes. The...

Chilean police raid Catholic Church offices amid abuse probe

Jun. 13, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Police and prosecutors raided Roman Catholic Church offices in two Chilean cities Wednesday looking for files, investigative reports and documents related to a sex abuse scandal that has damaged the clergy's reputation in the South American country. The surprise raids targeted the...

Woman says Mormon church knew of her abuser's history

Jun. 13, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who says a former Mormon missionary leader raped her in the 1980s accused church officials in a new court filing this week of knowing about the man's prior sexual misconduct before he was appointed to the powerful position. McKenna Denson's attorneys allege in a court document...

Chilean police raid Roman Catholic Church offices amid a growing sexual abuse scandal involving clergy

Jun. 13, 2018 6:05 PM EDT
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police raid Roman Catholic Church offices amid a growing sexual abuse scandal involving clergy.

Australia PM will make national apology to sex abuse victims

Jun. 13, 2018 8:19 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to child sex abuse victims as part of the government's response to a long-running inquiry that heard allegations against government and private institutions and prominent individuals in five years of hearings. The...

#MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene

Jun. 12, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination's all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. With virtually no opposition, delegates at the meeting adopted resolutions condemning any...

Sweden charges man at center of Nobel scandal

Jun. 12, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said the evidence "is robust and...