• Brazil bishop who purportedly shielded pedophiles resigns

    Brazil bishop who purportedly shielded pedophiles resigns

    • Jul 6, 2016

    Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Brazilian Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto, who had been accused of shielding priests who committed sexual abuse, and who admits making mistakes but who also blames defamatory news reports for his downfall.

  • Outspoken clergy abuse survivor found hanged at home

    Outspoken clergy abuse survivor found hanged at home

    • Jul 5, 2016

    A 46-year-old man who went public in 2003 with charges of sexual abuse by a priest in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was found hanged in his home on Friday, with his lawyer saying, “The demons he’s been dealing with since he was molested finally won out.”

  • How and why refugees come to the US

    How and why refugees come to the US

    • Jul 4, 2016

    In order to obtain refugee status, people have to go through extensive processes, including fleeing from the country in conflict, registering as a refugee with the United Nations, waiting — sometimes for years — to be approved, and undergoing the resettlement process amid confusion and anxiety.