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Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abuse

Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abusePope Francis met with US bishops and cardinals on Thursday to discuss the Vatican’s response to a new wave of devastating claims of sexual abuse by clergy. The pope met Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who leads the US Conference of Bishops, and Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who advises the pope on sex abuse issues. DiNardo’s deputy Jose Horacio Gomez and general secretary Brian Bransfield also attended the closed-door meeting.



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Francis calls clergy abuse summit as issue imperils papacy

Francis calls clergy abuse summit as issue imperils papacyVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis summoned the presidents of the world's bishops' conferences Wednesday to a summit on preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children, responding to the greatest crisis of his papacy with the realization that Vatican inaction on the growing global scandal now threatens his legacy.



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New database documents Irish clergy linked to sex abuse

New database documents Irish clergy linked to sex abuseDUBLIN (AP) — An international research group launched a database Monday of Irish clergy convicted or credibly accused of sexually abusing children in hopes of pressing Pope Francis to disclose the names of all the priests and brothers deemed guilty by the church.



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Pennsylvania Releases Damning Report On Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

Pennsylvania Releases Damning Report On Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse ScandalPennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results



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Pennsylvania Diocese Releases Names Of 51 Clergy, Laypeople Accused Of Misconduct

Pennsylvania Diocese Releases Names Of 51 Clergy, Laypeople Accused Of MisconductA Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has released the names of 51 former



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Pennsylvania Diocese Releases Names Of 51 Clergy, Laypeople Accused Of Misconduct

Pennsylvania Diocese Releases Names Of 51 Clergy, Laypeople Accused Of MisconductA Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has released the names of 51 former



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Pope Francis Offers Partial Apology To Clergy Sex Abuse Victims After Demand For 'Proof'

Pope Francis Offers Partial Apology To Clergy Sex Abuse Victims After Demand For 'Proof'Pope Francis partially apologized for last week’s brusque attack on victims of clergy sex abuse ― but he continued supporting a controversial Chilean bishop accused of protecting a pedophile priest.



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Clergy Abuse Advocates Fear Pope Francis Is Making It Harder For Victims To Speak Up

Clergy Abuse Advocates Fear Pope Francis Is Making It Harder For Victims To Speak UpWhen Joelle Casteix heard Pope Francis accuse sex abuse victims in Chile of slander, the pontiff’s words hit close to home.



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