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VATICAN CITY | The Latest: US Catholic group wants others held accountable

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A U.S. lay Catholic group wants those who “looked the other way” as Theodore McCarrick rose to cardinal’s rank even despite abusing others be held accountable. The Catholic Association, a conservative group, in a statement … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | The Latest: US Catholic group wants others held accountable

VATICAN CITY | The Latest: McCarrick’s victim sad, but glad he was believed

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 1:05 p.m. One of the victims of defrocked ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick victims is expressing relief that Pope Francis believed his accusations of years-long sex abuse. In a statement released by his lawyer Saturday, James Grein said he … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | The Latest: McCarrick’s victim sad, but glad he was believed

ROME | Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

ROME (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession. The punishment announced on Saturday for the once-powerful prelate and Archbishop of Washington comes a few days before Pope Francis is to lead an extraordinary gathering of … Continue reading ROME | Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY | Church envoy begs McCarrick to repent as abuse verdict nears

VATICAN CITY  — Jan 14, 2019—The retired Vatican diplomat who accused Pope Francis of turning a blind eye to the alleged sexual misconduct of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is begging the American to publicly repent for his crimes for the good of the Catholic Church. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano wrote a letter to McCarrick that … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Church envoy begs McCarrick to repent as abuse verdict nears

VATICAN CITY | McCarrick accuser cooperates with NYC prosecutors on abuse

VATICAN CITY— Jan 12, 2019—The key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. James Grein gave testimony … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | McCarrick accuser cooperates with NYC prosecutors on abuse

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Vatican: Argentine bishop at Holy See under investigation

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  —Jan 04, 2019— The Vatican has confirmed that an Argentine bishop, who resigned suddenly in 2017 for stated health reasons and then landed a top administrative job at the Holy See, is under preliminary investigation after priests accused him of sexual abuse and other misconduct. In a statement to The Associated Press, … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Vatican: Argentine bishop at Holy See under investigation

Chicago archbishop to have leading role in sex abuse reforms

The Catholic archbishop of Chicago, who was hand-picked by the pope to help organize an upcoming Vatican summit on clergy sex abuse, will have a leading role in the church’s effort to seek reforms, including the response to new allegations from the Illinois attorney general. Cardinal Blase Cupich expressed regret for “our failures to address … Continue reading Chicago archbishop to have leading role in sex abuse reforms