Roman Catholicism

December 12, 2018 - 9:09 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advisers ahead of a high-stakes Vatican summit on abuse early next year. The Vatican said Wednesday that...
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Swedish young activist, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, right, speaks to climate activists during the March for Climate in a protest against global warming in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, as the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference takes place in the city. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
December 10, 2018 - 4:03 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A dozen Roman Catholic pilgrims have arrived at an ongoing U.N. climate summit in Poland after walking hundreds of miles across Europe. The pilgrims were greeted Monday by the head of the U.N...
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December 10, 2018 - 7:06 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an Indian bishop who, according to news reports, was accused of misappropriating church funds to support a secret family. Bishop Prasad Gallela of Cuddapah in southern India denied the accusations. On Monday, the Vatican said Gallela...
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December 07, 2018 - 12:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Roman Catholic Jesuit province that covers 13 Midwestern and Southern states, Puerto Rico and Belize said Friday that it has found "credible allegations" of sexual abuse involving 42 priests and other ministry leaders dating back to 1955. The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican Prefect of the Pontifical Household, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, delivers his message during a weekly general audience, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
December 06, 2018 - 7:41 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis plans to visit the United Arab Emirates in February to make a strong push for Christian-Muslim dialogue and peace in the region, the Vatican said Thursday. The Feb. 3-5 trip to Abu Dhabi centers around an interfaith meeting. Francis, though, will also have the...
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December 06, 2018 - 2:35 am
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian appeal court on Thursday overturned a conviction against the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex abuse. New South Wales state District Court Judge Roy Ellis upheld former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson's appeal...
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Archbishop John C. Wester, head of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, pauses while announcing the diocese will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection next week, as clergy sex abuse claims have depleted its reserves, during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
December 04, 2018 - 9:46 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest Catholic diocese has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent months on lawyers to fight claims of clergy sex abuse and to prepare for a potentially lengthy battle in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe's petition for...
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This photo from July 22, 2009 shows Omaha Archbishop George Lucas at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha, Neb. On Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha released a list of 38 priests and other clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct after the state's top prosecutor requested the information. Archbishop Lucas said in a written statement: "We're deeply saddened so many innocent minors and young adults were harmed by the church's ministers. To victims and their families, I am sorry for the pain, betrayal and suffering you have experienced in the church." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
November 30, 2018 - 4:25 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha released a list Friday of 38 priests and other clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct, a move prompted by a request from the state's top prosecutor. The archdiocese said 24 of the priests were under its control...
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Archbishop John C. Wester, head of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, tells reporters the diocese will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection next week as clergy sex abuse claims have depleted its reserves. He made the announcement during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
November 29, 2018 - 9:39 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Thursday it will soon be filing for bankruptcy protection, as the Catholic church in New Mexico has settled numerous claims of sexual abuse by clergy over the years and is close to depleting its reserves. About 20 dioceses and other...
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November 28, 2018 - 2:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against a Houston-area priest searched the offices Wednesday of the local archdiocese, which is led by the cardinal who is heading the Roman Catholic Church's response in the U.S. to sexual misconduct. The intensifying investigation has...
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