A victim of a paedophile priest in Chile has revealed he wrote to the Pope in 2015 about an alleged cover-up after Francis denied getting evidence
  • Priest in Boston clergy sex abuse scandal faces 29 more charges of misconduct

    A priest at the center of the Boston clergy abuse scandal has been arrested on 29 more counts of sexual misconduct against young boys. Ronald Paquin served more than 10 years in prison for raping an altar boy, and faces more jail time for alleged abuse of two boys...
  • 7 percent of Australian Catholic priests accused of child abuse

    The statistics were released during the opening address of a hearing of Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The royal commission — which is Australia’s highest form of inquiry — has been investigating since 2013 how the Catholic Church and other institutions responded to the...
  • 5 more clergy abuse lawsuits filed in federal court

    Five former altar boys filed separate multimillion-dollar lawsuits in federal court Wednesday afternoon, alleging they were sexually abused or raped by Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron and former island priest David Anderson decades ago. Each of the five clergy sex abuse lawsuit demands a jury trial and at least $5...
  • AP Impact: Italy grapples with priest sex abuse

    It happened night after night, the deaf man said, sometimes in the priest’s bedroom, sometimes in the bathroom, even in the confessional. When he was a young boy at a Catholic-run institute for the deaf, Alessandro Vantini said, priests sodomized him so relentlessly he came to feel “as if...
  • Clergy abuse victims will also vote on bankruptcy payment plans

    ST. PAUL—Competing bankruptcy payment plans drawn up by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and victims of clerical sexual abuse will go to the victims as well as parishes, vendors and other creditors for a vote. Judge Robert Kressel, presiding over the archdiocese’s case in U.S. Bankruptcy Court...
  • Another former altar boy files sex abuse suit against a Guam priest

    HAGATNA, Guam — Another former altar boy and Boy Scout has alleged he was sexually abused from 1969 to 1973 by former island priest Louis Brouillard. The accuser said the priest was never formally disciplined by the Archdiocese of Agana or the Catholic Church, even decades after the priest told Bishop...
  • Argentina: 2 Priests Arrested for Allegedly Abusing Children

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Authorities in Argentina say they’ve arrested two Roman Catholic priests accused of sexually and physically abusing at least eight children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities. The priests are 82-year-old Nicolas Corradi and 55-year-old Horacio Corbacho. Three other men who worked at the...
  • 3 more child sex abuse lawsuits filed against Guam priests

    HAGATNA, Guam — Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron and former priest Louis Brouillard, along with the Archdiocese of Agana, face three new lawsuits alleging child sex abuse, which were filed Thursday afternoon by two former altar boys and by the estate of a deceased former altar boy. The lawsuits are possible because of a recently...
  • Retired priest sentenced to jail for exposing himself to teen

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A retired Catholic priest has been sentenced to four months jail for flashing a teenage boy multiple times.Richard Thomas, 78, appeared in a Brown County courtroom Friday morning for a sentencing hearing on two counts of Exposing Genitals/Pubic Area/Intimate Parts to a Child. He pleaded...
  • Parents discover priest ‘had sexually abused daughter, five, after she drew horrifying pictures of attacks’

    A priest who allegedly sexually abused a five-year-old girl was caught when her parents found horrific drawings the youngster had created seemingly depicting thesex attacks . Father Joao da Silva, 54, is accused of launching the horrifying attacks on the girl – who was a student in a class...

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