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clerical sexual abuse
April 29, 2021
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reinstated the priestly faculties of Father Joseph Edward Bradley. The Bishop of Owensboro, Kentucky (USA) had temporarily suspended Fr Bradley from public ministry in 2019 after the Diocesan Review Board recommended that two allegations of sexual abuse of minors, dating to the early 1980s, be
November 15, 2020
The McCarrick Report talks mostly about how Uncle Ted got where he did and stayed for so long, but it doesn’t precisely answer even that question.
August 12, 2020
Fr Leatherby denies allegations of sexual misconduct
February 13, 2020
You may have heard that the bishop of a small city in Tuscany denounced a priest in his diocese to secular authorities in connection with sexual abuse allegations. The bishop is Giovanni Nerbini – a 66-year-old from Fiesole, consecrated bishop last June and installed in the see of Prato on September 7 of last year
May 18, 2018
Some bishops may want to disappear into retirement. But given the seriousness of the allegations, there should be legal proceedings
May 11, 2018
Vatican media has said hardly a word about last week's press conference
May 10, 2018
Cardinal Errázuriz, who is in a dispute with abuse survivors, has declined to attend next week's meeting. Will the Pope make him?
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