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  • Juan Barros case: Chile sex abuse letter contradicts Pope over ‘cover-up’

    Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of cleric Fernando Karadima in the 1980s, accused fellow priest Juan Barros of witnessing the abuse and doing nothing. The Pope caused outrage after a visit to Chile last month by defending Bishop Barros. The Vatican refused to comment on the letter when approached...
  • 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...
  • Argentine court fines Catholic church $50,000 for sex abuse

    A court in Buenos Aires on Saturday ordered the Catholic Church to pay $50,000 to a former seminarian who alleged he was sexually abused some 25 years ago by an Argentine archbishop Edgardo Storni The breakthrough ruling is the first civil court judgment against the majority Roman Catholic church in...
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