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Defrocked US cardinal gave money to top clerics: report

Defrocked US cardinal gave money to top clerics: reportA US cardinal gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to powerful Catholic clerics including two popes while facing accusations of sexual harassment, The Washington Post reported on Friday. Pope Francis defrocked Theodore McCarrick in February over accusations he abused a teenager 50 years earlier. The cardinal had already been known for having sex with adult seminarians, and Francis was accused of ignoring sexual assault accusations against McCarrick for years.



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Pope names Manila Cardinal Tagle to major Vatican post

Pope names Manila Cardinal Tagle to major Vatican postPope Francis has named Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to head the Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples.



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Catholic Priest Abuse Survivors' Group Says It's 'Cowardly' That Convicted Cardinal Has Not Been Defrocked

Catholic Priest Abuse Survivors' Group Says It's 'Cowardly' That Convicted Cardinal Has Not Been Defrocked'I don't know what other proof any organization needs other than a conviction'



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Pope accepts abuse resignation of Chile cardinal Ezzati: Vatican

Pope accepts abuse resignation of Chile cardinal Ezzati: VaticanPope Francis has accepted the resignation of Chilean Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, who had agreed to step down along with his country’s bishops over sexual abuse cases and their cover-up, the Vatican said Saturday. Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the seventh senior Chilean church official to resign over a scandal which the pope insists must be remedied. To date, Ezzati, the Catholic Church’s highest official in Chile, has maintained his right to silence although he has promised to cooperate with the investigation into his activities — if the authorities first clear him, insisting he is innocent.



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Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up

Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-upVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police, the Vatican said Tuesday.



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Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal in sex abuse cover-up

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal in sex abuse cover-upPope Francis has rejected the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was handed a six-month suspended sentence this month for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority, the cardinal said on Tuesday. The pope’s decision, which was confirmed by the Vatican, triggered sharp surprise from the chairman of the Bishops’ Conference of France, who termed the situation “unheard of”.



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Convicted French cardinal meets pope after saying he would resign

Convicted French cardinal meets pope after saying he would resignPhilippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted this month of failing to report sexual abuse allegations, met Pope Francis on Monday after saying he planned to resign as archbishop of Lyon. Barbarin, 68, the highest-profile cleric to be caught up in the child sex abuse scandal inside the French Church, was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence on March 7. Barbarin is appealing against the verdict.



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Top cardinal gets six years jail for 'appalling' choirboy abuse

Top cardinal gets six years jail for 'appalling' choirboy abuseDisgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell was on Wednesday sentenced to six years in prison for the “brazen” sexual abuse of two choirboys, in what the judge lambasted as a “grave” abuse of power. Judge Peter Kidd, his remarks broadcast live on television, said the 77-year-old was guilty of “appalling offending” and “breathtakingly arrogant” attacks that took advantage of his position of authority over the boys, then aged 13.



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The Latest: Cardinal offers resignation after conviction

The Latest: Cardinal offers resignation after convictionLYON, France (AP) — The Latest on a church sex abuse trial in France (all times local):



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Barbarin: Outspoken cardinal charged with paedophile cover-up

Barbarin: Outspoken cardinal charged with paedophile cover-upPhilippe Barbarin, the French cardinal convicted on Thursday for failing to report the sexual abuse of minors by a priest in his diocese, is a conservative cleric who has made headlines for his blunt and controversial comments. The 68-year-old archbishop of Lyon is one of the best-known figures in France’s Catholic Church — and its most senior figure to be caught up in a paedophile scandal. Before his conviction, he was accused of ignoring the suffering of victims — until they went public with their stories, plunging the Catholic Church into a deep crisis.



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