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Virginia’s Two Dioceses Release Lists of Clergy Credibly Accused of Abuse

ARLINGTON, Virginia – Virginia’s two Catholic bishops, Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and Richmond Bishop Barry C. Knestout, released lists Feb. 13 of the clergy credibly accused of child sex abuse in their respective dioceses.     READ FULL STORY
Source: Crux

Cardinal Admits to Vatican Summit That Catholic Church Destroyed Abuse Files

Vatican City — A top cardinal has admitted that the global Catholic Church destroyed files to prevent documentation of decades of sexual abuse of children, telling the prelates attending Pope Francis’ clergy abuse summit Feb. 23 that such maladministration led “in no small measure” to more children being harmed.     READ FULL STORY
Source: National Catholic Reporter

More Than 100 Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Are Named by Brooklyn Catholic Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn on Friday named more than 100 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a child. It was one of the largest disclosures yet in a torrent of lists recently published by the church as its handling of the problem has drawn the scrutiny of law enforcement officials.    READ FULL STORY
Source: The New York Times

At Vatican Summit, Pope Francis Calls for ‘All-out Battle’ Against Sexual Abuse but is Short on Specifics

VATICAN CITY — For four days, some of the world’s highest-ranking Catholics listened to speeches about the “outrage of the people” and the imperative of action. They heard testimony from abuse victims, including one who movingly played the violin. And on Sunday, they gathered in a frescoed Vatican hall, where Pope Francis concluded the summit on clerical sexual abuse by calling for an “all-out battle” against the scourge.     READ FULL STORY
Source: The Washington Post

Catholic Diocese of Oakland Releases List of 45 Men Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Catholic diocese of Oakland has released the names of 45 priests, deacons and religious brothers who officials say are “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors.    READ FULL STORY
Source: The Guardian

Pope Francis Condemns Clerical Sexual Abuse but Offers No New Solutions

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis strongly condemned clerical sexual abuse during a speech ending a landmark Vatican conference on the subject Sunday, but stopped short of proposing new policies to combat the crisis engulfing the Catholic Church.    READ FULL STORY
Source: NBC News

Review of Catholic Church Sexual Abuse to be Undertaken in Colorado; Reparations Program Planned

DENVER – Colorado’s former U.S. attorney will lead an independent review of sexual abuse of minors in the three Colorado dioceses of the Catholic Church, and an independent compensation fund will be created for the victims of abuse, as part of a combined effort between the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the church.    READ FULL STORY
Source: The Denver Channel

Program Announces First Payments to Survivors in Philadelphia Archdiocese

PHILADELPHIA – A report on the first financial settlements by the Independent Reconciliation and Reparation Program for victims of clergy sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been made public.    READ FULL STORY
Source: Crux

Maryland Delegates Consider Statute of Limitations and Child Sex Abuse Case

WASHINGTON — Advocates and child sex abuse survivors will stand before members of the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday to testify. The judiciary committee will have a bill before them that would remove the statute of limitations for all child sex abuse cases.    READ FULL STORY
Source: WUSA9

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