Tag: child abuse

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News

‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Whistleblower Title: ‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale Author: Catherine Deveney Publisher: The Guardian Date: 05SEP2021 As disgraced 91-year-old cardinal Theodore McCarrick stood in an American court last week, charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a minor,

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Madonnina
Opinion

The Catholic Church in Canada is worth billions, a Globe investigation shows. Why are its reparations for residential schools so small?

Catholic Church In Canada Title: The Catholic Church in Canada is worth billions, a Globe investigation shows. Why are its reparations for residential schools so small? Authors: Tavia Grant & Tom Cardoso Publisher: The Globe and Mail Date: 07AUG2021 Altogether, Catholic institutions had net assets of $4.1-billion in 2019, and that’s a conservative figure. Meanwhile,

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News

Italy’s top prelate visits Perugia parish whose pastor was arrested

Esposito Pornography Child Exploitation Title: Italy’s top prelate visits Perugia parish whose pastor was arrested Author: Elise Ann Allen Publisher: Crux Date: 06AUG2021 ROME – Days after the arrest of a parish priest in Perugia on charges of child pornography and prostitution, Italian Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, who oversees the archdiocese, visited the pastor’s community in

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Madonnina
News

Priest in Perugia arrested on charges of child porn, prostitution

Vincenzo Esposito Child Abuse Title: Priest in Perugia arrested on charges of child porn, prostitution Author: Elise Ann Allen Publisher: Crux Date: 05AUG2021 ROME – A Sicilian priest who has been serving in the Archdiocese of Perugia for nearly 10 years has been arrested on charges of child pornography and child prostitution after allegedly paying

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News

Defrocked Catholic priest Richard Lavigne in deathbed tapes: ‘I assume I’m going to heaven’ (audio)

Defrocked Catholic priest Lavigne Title: Defrocked Catholic priest Richard Lavigne in deathbed tapes: ‘I assume I’m going to heaven’ (audio) Author: Stephanie Barry Publisher: MassLive.com Date: 11JUL2021 Until his last breath, defrocked Roman Catholic priest Richard R. Lavigne — prolific child molester, alleged murderer and catalyst for many lifetimes of ruin — remained convinced he

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News

As Catholic Church balked at paying residential school settlement, Quebec nuns sold nearly $25M in real estate

Grey Nuns Child Abuse Title: As Catholic Church balked at paying residential school settlement, Quebec nuns sold nearly $25M in real estate Author: Simon Nakonechny Publisher: CBC News Date: 09JUL2021 WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. Three Quebec-based religious orders that staffed residential schools in the rest of Canada have earned

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Pontifical Secret

Rights expert welcomes Pope’s decision to lift ‘veil of secrecy’ on child abuse cases

United Nations Papal Secrecy Title: Rights expert welcomes Pope’s decision to lift ‘veil of secrecy’ on child abuse cases Author: Human Rights staff Publisher: United Nations website Date: 19DEC2019 The Vatican must take action to ensure justice for people who were sexually abused by priests during childhood, a UN independent human rights expert said on Thursday. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio issued the charge in

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News

Former Christian Brother Ted Bales admits to abusing another 19 children

Christian Brother Ted Bales Title: Former Christian Brother Ted Bales admits to abusing another 19 children Author: Adam Cooper Publisher: The Age Date: 11Jun2021 Convicted paedophile and former Christian Brother Ted Bales has pleaded guilty to abusing 19 children in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing to 50 his total number of confirmed victims.Bales on Friday

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