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Abuse victims demand to see pope, call for bishops to be fired

Abuse victims demand to see pope, call for bishops to be firedThe 12 victims met with five Vatican officials a day before the start of an unprecedented conference on clerical abuse that aims to guide senior bishops on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church’s credibility. All the survivors of abuse who took part in the meeting, which lasted more than two hours, said they were disappointed the pope did not attend, even though he was not scheduled to be there. “We need to have a discussion with the man who makes the rules and has the power in this institution, and that’s Pope Francis,” said Peter Isely, an American from Milwaukee who was abused when he was a boy by a priest.



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Police: Shooter targeted 3 victims in gated LA community

Police: Shooter targeted 3 victims in gated LA communityLOS ANGELES (AP) — One of three men who were shot to death at a home in a gated Los Angeles community likely allowed the shooter inside, authorities said Tuesday.



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Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justice

Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justiceAfter years of struggling alone or finding support in national groups, survivors of sex abuse by priests have formed a new international alliance to pressure the Catholic Church to face up to its crimes. The group, called Ending Clerical Abuse (ECA), brings together activists from dozens of countries on several continents, and will be mobilised in Rome this week when Pope Francis hosts a hotly awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals shaking the Catholic Church. “It’s a momentous and a historic movement… to bring a global and unified voice,” one of its co-founders, Peter Saunders, told AFP.



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Vigil honors victims of gun rampage at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois

Vigil honors victims of gun rampage at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, IllinoisThe Aurora Prayer Coalition and area churches hosted a vigil at the Henry Pratt Co., where a shooting took place Friday.



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Spanish victims of sex abuse priests speak out

Spanish victims of sex abuse priests speak outA trickle of accusations of sexual abuse against priests in schools and seminaries is starting to erode the wall of silence in Catholic Spain, whose Church representatives are set to attend a major Vatican meeting on child protection. “This is only the tip of the iceberg,” warned Miguel Hurtado, who recently made his case public. For 20 years, Hurtado stayed quiet, trying to come to terms with the abuse he suffered when he joined a boy scout troup at the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, which sits high up in jagged mountains northwest of Barcelona.



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Aurora shooting: Victims of shooting at Henry Pratt Company remembered at vigil Sunday

Aurora shooting: Victims of shooting at Henry Pratt Company remembered at vigil SundayA vigil will be held at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to remember the victims of Friday's shooting and to show support for their families and survivors.



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Aurora shooting: Man who shot five dead 'was about to lose job', say police as victims identified

Aurora shooting: Man who shot five dead 'was about to lose job', say police as victims identifiedGary Martin, 45, also injured five police officers and a sixth employee after he opened fire at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday. It later emerged that Martin was not legally allowed to own a gun because of a previous conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi. Illinois State Police sent Martin a letter asking him to voluntarily surrender the weapon, but he did not, according to Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman.



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Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant managerCHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:



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Iranians cry 'revenge' at funeral of suicide bomb victims

Iranians cry 'revenge' at funeral of suicide bomb victimsTens of thousands of Iranians called for “revenge” Saturday at the funeral of 27 Revolutionary Guards killed in a suicide attack perpetrated by jihadists that Tehran accuses Pakistan of supporting. “The government of Pakistan must pay the price of harbouring these terrorist groups and this price will undoubtedly be very high,” said Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, referring to jihadist outfit Jaish al-Adl (“Army of Justice”). “The Islamic Republic of Iran will no longer observe the previous reservations and will directly act to counter such acts,” Jafari told mourners gathered at the city of Isfahan’s Bozorgmehr Square.



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Aurora shooting victims: What we know about those killed in Henry Pratt warehouse shooting

Aurora shooting victims: What we know about those killed in Henry Pratt warehouse shootingFive employees were fatally shot when a gunman opened fire Friday inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois.



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