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Catholic Church cardinals implicated in sex abuse, cover-ups

Mar. 7, 2019 3:17 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The conviction of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin for failing to report a known pedophile priest to police deepens the crisis confronting an already discredited Catholic Church hierarchy. The verdict handed down by magistrates Thursday shows the church's once-untouchable "princes"...

Women take Catholic bishops to task at Vatican abuse summit

Feb. 23, 2019 2:19 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence that has long kept clergy sexual abuse hidden in the Catholic Church, telling Catholic leaders Saturday that they must transparently admit their mistakes to restore trust among the faithful. A Mexican journalist followed up,...

The Latest: Sex abuse victims speak of lost childhoods

Feb. 23, 2019 1:27 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the sex abuse prevention summit at the Vatican (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A man and a woman who were sexually abused by priests as young people have told Catholic leaders attending Pope Francis' abuse prevention summit that the trauma they suffered has haunted them ever...