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Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse...

Disgraced U.S. ex-cardinal could be defrocked soon: Vatican sources

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is almost certain to be defrocked in the next few weeks over allegations...

Drug use during pregnancy not child abuse: Pennsylvania top court

(Reuters) - A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Friday that mothers who use illegal drugs during their pregnancies are not committing child...

Illinois attorney general says Catholic Church underreported abuse cases

(Reuters) - Illinois’ state attorney general said on Wednesday her office identified child sexual abuse accusations against at least 500 Catholic priests or...

USA Gymnastics, reeling from abuse claims, files for bankruptcy

(Reuters) - USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, saying that it is staggering under the weight of lawsuits...

Catholic archdiocese in New Mexico, facing abuse cases, to file for...

(Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, will file for bankruptcy protection as it faces litigation arising from accusations...

USOC aware of sex abuse since early 1990s: court documents

(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee was informed of sexual abuse in gymnastics more than two decades ago, long before the sexual...

U.S. bishops delay action on clergy abuse at Vatican’s request

(Reuters) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will delay action to deal with a crisis involving sexual abuse of minors by clergy...

USC, gynecologist face more claims despite class-action settlement

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fourteen more women accusing a former University of Southern California gynecologist of sexual misconduct sued the physician and the...

Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, six Roman Catholic Church dioceses...

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