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Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop – Vatican

May 17, 2019 - 8:14 PM

The bishop is under investigation for alleged extortion of priests in his diocese, and the covering-up of sexual abuse cases, according to Brazilian media reports

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Oct 13, 2018 - 7:47 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A total of 167 bishops, priests, and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed in the South American country since 1960

VISIT. Chile's President Sebastian Pinera (2L) and his wife Cecilia Morel (R) exchange gifts with Pope Francis (2R) during a private audience at the Vatican on October 13, 2018. Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/POOL/AFP

New York subpoenas every Catholic diocese in state

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:25 PM

All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general

SUBPOENAS. In this file photo taken on September 7, 2015, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, is viewed in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/AFP

New group hopes to end Catholic church child abuse

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:19 PM

Jose Andres Murillo, a Chilean victim of clerical pedophilia who recently met with Pope Francis, says, 'There is progress regarding clerical abuse in some countries, primarily due to brave victims who have fought to raise their voices.'

Pope in Chile expresses 'pain' and 'shame' over abuse scandal

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:13 PM

'I cannot begin to express the pain and shame that I feel over the irreparable harm caused to children on the part of Church ministers,' Pope Francis says

THE POPE IN CHILE. Pope Francis is welcomed by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet (covered) during a ceremony at La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago on January 16, 2018. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Vatican receives 600 abuse cases a year

Feb 06, 2013 - 6:41 AM

The Vatican s chief prosecutor says some of the cases date back to the 1960s 1970s and 1980s

HEADACHE. A Swiss guard walks outside the St Peter's Basilica in this file photo