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  • Vatican welcomes Pell verdict, affirms anti-abuse resolve as survivors protest

    Vatican welcomes Pell verdict, affirms anti-abuse resolve as survivors protest

    • Apr 7, 2020

    In an April 7 statement just hours after the court’s verdict, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said, “The Holy See, which has always expressed confidence in the Australian judicial authority, welcomes the High Court’s unanimous decision concerning Cardinal George Pell, acquitting him of the accusations of abuse of minors and overturning his sentence.”

  • Monsignor in landmark church abuse case goes back on trial

    Monsignor in landmark church abuse case goes back on trial

    • Mar 16, 2020

    Nearly two decades after the Catholic priest-abuse scandal exploded in the U.S. in 2002, only one church official has ever gone to prison over it: Monsignor William Lynn, the longtime secretary for clergy in the Philadelphia archdiocese. After an appeals court found his sweeping 2012 trial flawed and his conviction was twice overturned, Lynn, 69, is set to be retried Monday on a single child endangerment count.

  • States use Catholic clergy abuse lists to screen applicants

    States use Catholic clergy abuse lists to screen applicants

    • Feb 6, 2020

    In the wake of revelations that scores of Catholic priests and religious workers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living unsupervised in communities across the country, state officials face a quandary: Should they screen former clergy members who seek licenses for jobs that put them in contact with children? And, if so, how?

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