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Vatican Tells Argentinian Court Accused Bishop Has Job in Rome, Despite Being Suspended

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Despite being investigated for allegations of having sexually abused two seminarians, an Argentinian bishop close to the pope has once again been allowed by a judge to travel to Rome. The judge said that Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has “collaborated” with the investigation and has a document from the Vatican saying he must return to Rome […]

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Pressure Mounts For Buffalo’s Bishop Malone To Resign After Two Seminarians Leave Over Scandal

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As pressure continues to mount for Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone to step down over his handling of sex abuse cases, two seminarians have publicly left the diocesan seminary and echoed calls for his resignation. The first seminarian, Stephen Parisi, withdrew in a 6-page letter dated August 15 where he outlines what he describes as a lack of […]

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In New Interview, Pope Francis Claims He ‘Knew Nothing’ About McCarrick

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In his first direct comments about the case of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pope Francis said that “about McCarrick I knew nothing, obviously, nothing, nothing.” “I said it many times, I knew nothing, no idea,” Francis said in an interview with Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki. Speaking about the allegation made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, […]

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Argentinean Catholics Demand Pope Francis Ensure ‘Zero Tolerance’ For Clergy Sex Abuse

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Activist groups are calling on Pope Francis to guarantee the implementation of the Vatican’s “zero tolerance” for sexual abuses by clergy in Argentina, where they say the policy has not been carried out. The Argentine group Church Without Abuses and the global organizations Ending Clergy Abuse and BishopAccountability.org on Thursday urged Francis to return to […]