- Aug 4, 2021
Msgr. Robert T. Richie, rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, told cathedral parishioners in an Aug. 3 letter he has been named in a civil lawsuit alleging he “sexually abused a child on one occasion” nearly 50 years ago.
India’s Supreme Court has rejected an application to allow a former Catholic priest to marry the woman he was convicted of raping five years ago.
The longtime former head of the Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police.
A former Catholic priest who was assigned to at least four Rhode Island parishes through the early 1990s faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to court records.
Fernando Karadima, who was once one of Chile’s most popular priests and then the country’s most infamous sexual predator, died on July 26 at the age of 90.
A lawsuit filed earlier this month accuses the head of the Catholic Church in New Hampshire of committing sexual abuse decades ago while he served as a priest in New York.
A Vatican prosecutor requested that Father Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexually abusing a younger student at the St. Pius X Pre-Seminary, be sentenced to six years in prison if convicted.
The Diocese of Buffalo said July 13 it has been notified of an allegation of abuse made against now-retired Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz by an individual who claims he was abused as a child in 1990 by the bishop.