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Clerical Abuse - Latest News

Jan 11, 2021 - 05:06 pm .- The Diocese of Buffalo released thousands of clergy abuse documents and related records to abuse victims and their lawyers this week as part of an agreement in ongoing clergy abuse negotiations during its bankruptcy.
Jan 8, 2021 - 02:30 am .- German media have criticized the Archdiocese of Cologne for offering to provide a “background briefing” to journalists about an unpublished report into clerical sex abuse on condition that they signed a confidentiality form. 
Dec 11, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A German cardinal announced Friday that he would ask Pope Francis to review his handling of a clerical abuse case.
Dec 1, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A well-known New York City priest is maintaining his innocence amid an investigation into an allegation that he sexually assaulted a female security guard earlier this month.
Nov 23, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A German archbishop asked the Vatican Friday to review his handling of abuse allegations. 
Nov 20, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Cardinal Vincent Nichols said Friday that he was committed to overseeing a major overhaul of safeguarding procedures in England and Wales following an independent report that sharply criticized his handling of abuse cases.
Nov 17, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A Polish Catholic university rejected Saturday claims that St. John Paul II failed to combat clerical abuse.
Nov 11, 2020 - 05:10 pm .- How will ordinary Catholics respond to the disappointment of the McCarrick Report?
Nov 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Catholic leaders promised to reform safeguarding procedures Tuesday following the publication of a highly critical independent report on child abuse within the Church in England and Wales.
Nov 9, 2020 - 06:05 pm .- The former apostolic nuncio to France will go on trial Nov. 10 in Paris after allegations he committed sexual assault by inappropriately touching five men since 2018.
Nov 5, 2020 - 04:10 am .- The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Wednesday that the diocesan phase of an investigation into an archbishop accused of negligence has ended.
Oct 27, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- At a hearing Tuesday of an ongoing abuse and cover-up trial against two Italian priests, the Vatican court accepted a request from the victim’s lawyer to sue the institution where the alleged abuse took place, as well as the group which oversees it.
Oct 16, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- The Diocese of Richmond is set to pay a total of $6.3 million in settlements to more than 50 victims of clerical abuse, the bishop announced this week.
Oct 15, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- A Byzantine priest in Indiana has been ordered to a life of prayer and penance two years after he was placed on administrative leave for a credible accusation of sexual abuse. The priest made headlines in 2018 when he claimed to have been attacked in his parish church; a claim the eparchy said later had been fabricated.
Oct 14, 2020 - 09:01 am .- At the first hearing of an abuse trial Wednesday, the Vatican court heard the charges against two Italian priests, one accused of using violence and his authority to commit sexual abuse for a number of years, and the second accused of impeding investigations into the abuse.
Oct 13, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Vatican’s criminal court is expected to begin this week the trial of two Italian priests, one accused of sexual abuse at a pre-seminary inside Vatican City, and the second accused of covering up the crime while serving as the seminary’s rector.
Oct 1, 2020 - 10:48 pm .- On October 6, 2018, the Holy See announced a review of its files and archives pertaining to Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Washington, D.C, who is now laicized and living in disgrace, a known sexual abuser who has offered no public word of repentance.
Sep 10, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis has written a prologue to a recently published book on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church entitled “Theology and Prevention.”
Aug 31, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Poland’s bishops expressed concern Saturday about a rise in acts of desecration.
Aug 20, 2020 - 08:15 am .- Bishop Michael Bransfield has repaid more than $400,000 to his former diocese, and issued a narrowly-worded apology to the faithful and to his alleged victims of sexual harassment.

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