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Australian bishops apologize for Church’s failure in sex abuse crisis

Sydney, Australia, Feb 6, 2017 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Days before Australia’s Royal Commission on institutional sex abuse begins their final hearing into the Church’s response to their abuse crisis, the country’s bishops have issued several statements expressing sorrow for past failures, and committing to do […]

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Successor appointed for Guam archbishop accused of abuse

Hagatna, Guam, Oct 31, 2016 / 03:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday appointed Bishop Michael Byrnes as the successor to Guam's archbishop, who has been accused of sexual abuse of minors. Bishop Byrnes has until now served as an auxiliary bishop in Detroit. His apointment […]

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No, we didn’t hide money, Minnesota archdiocese says of abuse settlement

St. Paul, Minn., May 25, 2016 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says his archdiocese has followed the law in its bankruptcy process, responding to claims by abuse victims that some assets were not made public. “The Archdiocese of Saint Paul […]

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Minn. archbishop resigns with ‘clear conscience’ amid sex abuse charges

St. Paul, Minn., Jun 15, 2015 / 08:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the archbishop and an auxiliary bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, less than two weeks after the archdiocese was charged with mishandling sexual abuse cases. However, Archbishop John C. […]

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Minnesota archdiocese to cooperate amid charges of mishandling abuse allegations

Minneapolis, Minn., Jun 5, 2015 / 05:35 pm (CNA).- The Minneapolis-St. Paul archdiocese has pledged cooperation amid charges of mishandling allegations against a former priest of sexual misconduct involving children. “We deeply regret the abuse that was suffered by the victims of Curtis Wehmeyer and are grieved […]

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Australian bishop affirms innocence amid charges of concealing abuse

Adelaide, Australia, Mar 18, 2015 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Australian bishop is strongly denying accusations that he concealed a serious sexual abuse offense allegedly disclosed to him in the 1970s. Last year, Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide was notified by police that he had been […]

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Is priestly celibacy the cause of clerical abuse? Not likely, victim says

Vatican City, Feb 7, 2015 / 12:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One survivor of priestly sexual abuse says that despite a common perception that clerical celibacy can lead to sex abuse of minors, most perpetrators likely had issues before entering the seminary. “People don't enter the priesthood and […]

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Pope to Church leaders – ‘scourge’ of minor sex abuse must stop

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2015 / 05:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has sent a letter to religious superiors and presidents of episcopal conferences, asking for their full cooperation in ending the sexual abuse of minors, and making the Church a safe haven. “Everything possible must be […]

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Pope Francis completes new Vatican office to tackle clergy abuse

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis completed the membership of the new Vatican body with responsibility for dealing with clerical sex abuse on Wednesday,  marking a further step in providing adequate procedures to insure justice for all the victims. The body […]

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Kentucky priest returns to ministry after unsubstantiated abuse claim

Louisville, Ky., Dec 18, 2014 / 07:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Ronald Domhoff, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, has returned to ministry after being cleared of sexual abuse allegations. The priest was pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Church. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville placed […]

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