Victims rights groups have long complained that criminal accountability for the sexual abuse of children by members of the Roman Catholic clergy has rarely extended above the level of priests, despite evidence that bishops and archbishops knew about many of the suspected crimes — and in some cases played a role...
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    In 1993, George Pell was a rising star in the Catholic Church in Australia, his résumé sterling, his ambition well-known. After receiving a PhD from Oxford, he spent more than a decade as education vicar in the Victorian city of Ballarat, then rose to become auxiliary bishop of Melbourne....
  • Peter Ball . Collusion, cover-up and child abuse in the Church of England

    There is something uniquely destructive about sexual abuse carried out by religious figures. A report published this week accuses the Church of England of “collusion and cover-up” – for a period of almost 20 years – over the abuse of boys and young men by the former bishop of...
  • George Pell: If police charge the Catholic Archbishop, we’re in uncharted territory

    Cardinal Pell strenuously denies the allegations made against him. The Ballarat-born 75-year-old is potentially the pope in waiting. All it takes is for Pope Francis to die suddenly, and one of the 120-odd Cardinals will be the next pope. It could be Cardinal Pell. Cardinal Pell is the head...
  • MEXICAN CHURCH ACCUSED OF MASS SEX ABUSE COVER-UP

    OAXACA, Mexico (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Mexican archbishop is being accused of protecting a priest many claim abused up to 100 children. In a press conference held Tuesday, multiple priests and activists charged José Luis Chávez Botello, the archbishop of Antequere-Oaxaca, with intentionally concealing sexual abuse reportedly perpetrated by a diocesan...
  • Making the Netflix crime series ‘The Keepers’ was ‘sickening’ for filmmaker Ryan White

    A year ahead of “Spotlight” winning the best picture Academy Award, and months ahead of the premiere of the Netflix series, “Making a Murderer,” filmmaker Ryan White was hard at work in Baltimore, looking into a decades-old murder. The 1969 killing of Sister Cathy Cesnik was the genesis of...
  • NUN PAEDO ARREST

    A JAPANESE nun has been arrested and charged on suspicion of helping priests sexually abuse deaf children at an Argentinean school. Kosaka Kumiko was accused of helping priests with anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex, which were allegedly committed in the bathrooms, dormitories, garden and a basement at the...
  • 10 priests accused in 50 Guam clergy sex abuse lawsuits

    The number of priests accused of sexually abusing #children on Guam decades ago, reached 10 on Monday after a woman sued, saying she was sexually abused by the now-deceased Father Juan Camacho when she was 14, around 1972. The Guam resident, named as T.G. in court documents, said the #priest asked her to...
  • 3 new clergy sex abuse allegations investigated

    The Archdiocese of Agana is investigating three new allegations of clergy sex abuse brought forward in the last few weeks, Deacon Leonard Stohr said Thursday. Stohr, the archdiocese’s sexual abuse response coordinator since August, said the three individuals aren’t among those who have filed lawsuits against the archdiocese or...
  • Nude photos alleged in latest clergy sex abuse lawsuits

    One of two additional clergy sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday said a now-deceased priest kept nude photos of “numerous altar boys” and priests “committing sexual acts on minors.” Tomas Afaisen De Plata and Richard Daniel Scroggs’ separate complaints bring to 26 the total number of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits...

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