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MARSEILLE, France | Aid groups terminate Aquarius rescue operations

MARSEILLE, France— Aid group Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say they have been forced to end the rescue operations of the Aquarius ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The Aquarius has been docked in Marseille since October after Panama revoked its flag. Last month, Italian prosecutors ordered the seizure of the ship and accused Doctors … Continue reading MARSEILLE, France | Aid groups terminate Aquarius rescue operations

Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile ‘slander’ comments on abuse

LIMA, Peru/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Pope Francis’ top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying Saturday that his words were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse.” Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, said he couldn’t explain why Francis “chose … Continue reading Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile ‘slander’ comments on abuse

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

SANTIAGO, Chile/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop … Continue reading Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander