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3 Philippine priests say they, Catholic bishops under threat

Mar. 11, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Three Philippine Catholic priests said Monday they and some church leaders who are critical of the president's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs have received death threats from unknown people. Father Robert Reyes and two other priests told reporters that they are hesitant to...

Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountability

Feb. 22, 2019 1:56 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors when they fail to protect their flocks from predator priests. On the second day of Francis'...

The Latest: Cardinal condemns how church handles sex abuse

Feb. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A Colombian cardinal has warned fellow Roman Catholic bishops at a Vatican summit they could be imprisoned for covering up crimes if they don't properly deal with clergy sex abuse...

Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit

Feb. 21, 2019 3:43 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15. It ended with a Colombian cardinal warning them they could all face prison...