Roman Catholic priests

HARRISBURG, Pa. | Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the youngster’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him. An … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa. | Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa | Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa — More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday. The grand jury said it believes the “real number” of abused … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse