- Aug 9, 2020
An Ohio Catholic priest has been accused in a federal indictment of posing online as a female to persuade boys to send him sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves and threatening to tell their parents if they did not send more images, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland alleged Thursday.
A Cleveland-area Catholic priest arrested in December was accused of several new charges, including sex trafficking involving a minor, federal prosecutors said Friday.
A federal judge declined for now to compel a Michigan-based Catholic health system to advance legal costs for a doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 Ohio hospital patients.
When Dilafruz “Dilia” Samadova was 21, she fled an arranged marriage in Tajikistan, a small country in Central Asia. Raised in a strict Muslim household, Samadova converted to Catholicism after emigrating to Ohio in 2011.
Bishop Richard G. Lennon, 72, whose time as the 10th bishop of Cleveland was marked by a commitment to evangelization with an emphasis on the Gospel, died Oct. 29 following a prolonged illness.
The SPICE program works to raise awareness, money for people with special needs in Catholic parishes and schools.