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By Tom Kelly
Last updated at 1:08 AM on 24th March 2009 A former City lawyer told yesterday how he suffered years of terrifying sexual abuse by a Jesuit priest as he began a , £5million compensation claim against his school. Read more ...
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April 5, 2011
By Francis X. Rocca
Religion News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the early resignation of an "emotionally drained" bishop in Australia whose diocese has been the focus of several prominent sex-abuse scandals.Read more ...
Former Roman Catholic bishop Georg M ƒ ¼ller, who abruptly left his post as Bishop of Trondheim in Norway on 8 June 2009, was dismissed due to his sexual abuse of an altar boy 20 years ago, the Vatican has said. M ƒ ¼ller's dismissal was confirmed to journalists on 7 April by Vatican spokesperson the Rev. Federico Lombardi. The Catholic bishop of Oslo, Bernt Eidsvig, had earlier announced the dismissal in a press release. Eidsvig has been acting bishop of Trondheim since German-born M ƒ ¼ller, aged 58, left. Eidsvig said the matter had not been publicised earlier because the person abused had not wanted it made public, and had requested anonymity.
A CIVIL action for compensation has been launched against the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney over the sexual abuse of a child more than 20 years ago.
Pope Benedict XVI, still struggling to repair the damage wrought by a wave of pedophile scandals, now faces a fresh challenge, from women loved -- and often abandoned -- by Catholic priests, AFP reported Wednesday.
A gay priest sex scandal has rocked the Catholic Church in Italy today after a weekly news magazine released details of a shock investigation it had carried out.
More than 4,000 Roman Catholic priests in the US have faced sexual abuse allegations in the last 50 years, a new report commissioned by the Church says.
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The survey, to be released February 27, found that children made more than 11,000 allegations of sexual abuse by priests. The 4,450 accused priests represent about 4 percent of the 110,000 priests who served during the 52 years covered by the study.
New York Times
By Laurie Goodstein
April 2, 2009 The founder of a Roman Catholic religious order that ran retreat centers for troubled priests warned American bishops in forceful letters dating back to 1952 that pedophiles should be removed from the priesthood because they could not be cured.Read more ...
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- After nearly three years of legal wrangling, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has released information from the personnel files of 126 clergy accused of sexual abuse.
March 14, 2013  
by John Hayworth  
The First Plumbline   Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Bishop of Buenos Aires since 1998, and former head of the Argentine Jesuit Order, has just been elected as the new Pope of the Catholic Church.   He will be known as Pope Francis I.Read more ...
March 30, 2014
by James Jacob Prasch In the aftermath of the Vatican 'Rat Line' when the Roman Catholic  church hid Nazi war criminals in convents and monasteries  and smuggled them away from justice into hiding in pro fascist Peronist  countries in South America (the Vatican ardently refuses to open these records from  its secret archives) , Pope John XXIII promoted Jesuit theologian    Michael Schmaus to cardinal calling Schmaus "The Theologian of Munich". Indeed he was . It was Schmaus who authored the treatise ' Empire and State' furnishing the Roman Catholic  theological basis for Roman Catholic support of  Hitler & The Nazi Party rising to power in coalition with  the Zentrum, the Roman Catholic party of Bavaria headed by privy chamberlain to the pope Hans Von Pappen. Von Pappen was responsible in World War I for the Black Tom terrorist attack in New York harbor, at that time the largest terror attack to have ever taken place on US soil. Von Pappen was convicted at Nurmberg but never hung due to the probable  intervention  of Pope Pius XII.Read more ...
A Jesuit teacher confessed yesterday to sexually abusing boys at a top German school, further engulfing the country's Roman Catholic Church in a scandal over the mistreatment of dozens of pupils in its care.

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Leslie Miller
Monday, Jan 21, 2013 LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Confidential personnel records are now offering a glimpse into the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. They detail a pattern of cover-ups within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For years, victims have been clamoring to get their hands on these documents.Read more ...
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (RNS) A group of parents from a school run by a troubled Catholic order says the school coerces their children spiritually and undermines their parental authority--concerns they are bringing to the archbishop of St. Louis.
February 11, 2013
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by James Jacob Prasch  
Jan 23, 2014   The history of treachery, immorality, corruption and murder that has defined the Roman papacy for centuries has ranged from the Bourga and Medici popes of the Middle Ages to the Ambrosiano bank scandals of the present age. As the 'Criminale Solicitacciones' instruction first issued by Pope John xxxiii and reissued by Cardinal Radzinger cum Pope Benedict under the direction of Carol Wojtyla cum John Paul II shows the Vatican instructed the cover up of pedophile sex criminal priests & nuns at the expense of not protecting the Roman Catholic children whose lives were being destroyed by their sex pervert clergy. Indeed the document indicates, even reveals, that the Vatican was aware that their priests and nuns were having sex with animals. The American Bush administration pushed to have the civil prosecution stopped by the Justice Department and courts of Ratzinger for political reasons to do with diplomacy without reference to the legal merits of the case.Read more ...
Thursday, November 26 06:25 am
ITN Archbishops will be named and shamed later when a report is published into decades of cover-ups of child sex abuse by Catholic priests.Read more ...
The woman called with a tale of abuse by a member of the church, and my mind raced through the reams of horror stories I have read in recent weeks: Priest befriends parish family, grooms the child, then abuses him or her. Silence is kept until years pass and memories surge up " ” and our collective faith is rattled like a loose door in a hurricane.
LOS ANGELES -- Federal authorities are investigating the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to see whether top church officials tried to cover up the sexual abuse of minors by priests, said a person familiar with the matter.
A Roman Catholic diocese in the US state of Washington has agreed to pay at least $48m ( ‚ £24.7m) as compensation to people abused by priests.
VATICAN CITY (Oct. 17) - The Vatican has rejected some elements of the U.S. Catholic Church's new sex abuse policy and cautioned the American bishops from going ahead with them, Church sources familiar with the response said Thursday.
Flying in the faces of mounting victims of pedophile within the Catholic Church, three disgraced Melbourne Catholic priests -- a pedophile, a fornicator and a third convicted of violence -- have received a form of pardon from the Vatican in Rome.
Vatican attempts to defend Pope Benedict XVI in latest German child sex abuse scandal cover up.
From Boston, to Brooklyn, to Scranton and beyond and faster than Moriel can report on, cases of paedophilia Roman Catholic priests are being exposed and lawsuits are being filed. We are seeing with more and more frequency, Roman Catholic priests are being brought up on charges of paedophilia in the daily newspapers and cover-ups by the Roman Catholic Church around the world with the result being that Jesus' name is being dragged though the mud. And, in an effort to stem the tide of lawsuits, outgoing funds and despicable behavior by priests within the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II has issued new rules stating that the Roman Catholic Church will use secret ecclesiastical courts to try priests accused of sexually abusing children and will oversee the cases directly from Rome. Read more ...
AUSTRALIA: The Pope may be retreating from his crackdown on paedophile priests as Vatican bureaucrats do all they can to undermine reform efforts, a senior Australian Catholic official has warned.