- Dec 10, 2019
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a New York City bishop after he was accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in the 1980s.
An independent review of the archdiocese of New York’s personnel files has been completed.
In preparing to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said part of his message came from the pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Lower Manhattan.
In addition to a tidal wave of clergy abuse related lawsuits this week, three U.S. bishops are under investigation.
Wednesday marked the start of a one-year litigation window in New York allowing people to file civil lawsuits that had previously been barred by the state’s statute of limitations, which was one of the nation’s most restrictive before lawmakers relaxed it this year.
New York state passes changes to the statute of limitations for sexual abuse victims to sue their abusers.