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Clerical sex abuse - Latest News
Nov 15, 2019 - 01:31 pm .- The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed a suit challenging New York's Child Victims Act on Tuesday, claiming it is barred by the due process clause in the state constitution.
Nov 8, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- Local civil authorities on Thursday raided the chancery of the Diocese of Orán, where Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta was bishop from 2013 to 2017. Bishop Zanchetta has been charged with sexual assault, as well as fraud and mismanagement of funds.
Oct 24, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The trial of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who was charged with rape in April, will begin Nov. 11 in Kottayam. He has been accused of raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years, and he denies the allegations.
Aug 12, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- A one-year window that allows adults in New York state who were sexually abused as children to file lawsuits against their abusers opens on Wednesday.
Aug 8, 2019 - 03:03 pm .- The Archdiocese of Agaña is facing dozens of lawsuits related to clerical sexual abuse, and is encouraging any other alleged victims to contact the archdiocese before the deadline to file lawsuits expires this month.
Aug 8, 2019 - 11:50 am .- The trial has begun for two Catholic priests and a former employee allegedly involved in sexual abuse of 10 students at an institute that cared for deaf children. Their alleged victims say one abuser should have been exposed seven years before his arrest.
Jun 28, 2019 - 02:44 pm .- In the wake of recent sexual abuse scandals throughout the U.S., the Diocese of Richmond has announced that it will no longer name buildings and institutions after clergymen and religious founders.
Jun 27, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The spokesman for the Spanish bishops' conference has expressed the desire of the Church in Spain to collaborate with the attorney general's office, after the publication of a report accusing the bishops of opacity in the identification of sexual abuse.
Jun 14, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- As the Catholic Church in Poland continues to respond to sex abuse by clergy, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, a leading Vatican expert on prosecuting sex crimes under church law, attended the bishops’ plenary assembly to discuss child and youth protection.
Jun 14, 2019 - 10:21 am .- The passage of several worthy policy documents to one side, there is much work left for the bishops to do after the USCCB meeting in Baltimore.
Jun 13, 2019 - 10:15 am .- The bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of three measures aimed at building processes to address episcopal misconduct or neglect, and the ongoing crisis of credibility widely perceived to overshadow ongoing work to eliminate sexual abuse from the Church.
Jun 11, 2019 - 10:54 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2019 Spring General Assembly kicked off in Baltimore Tuesday with a brief address from USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and a message from Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, explaining the rationale for the Vatican’s cancelation of votes last November.
Jun 10, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting two seminarians before a court in Argentina.
Jun 8, 2019 - 03:23 pm .- A bill in Costa Rica would require Catholic priests to violate the seal of confession to report cases of suspected child sex abuse. Its sponsor says he was inspired by similar legislation advancing in the state of California.
Jun 7, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The man suspected in the March shooting death of a former priest who was credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors had responded to a Craigslist ad looking for young men to wrestle, according to Nevada police.
May 30, 2019 - 08:36 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Wednesday that the Vatican is still investigating the documentation concerning Theodore McCarrick and will issue a declaration upon the investigation’s completion.
May 28, 2019 - 11:06 am .- Pope Francis has said a preliminary investigation against Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta has concluded and will now proceed to trial.
May 24, 2019 - 11:34 am .- The bishops of Poland are speaking out against sexual abuse, pledging to continue to “eliminate factors conducive to crime” as well as to adopt a more sensitive attitude toward victims than in the past.
May 24, 2019 - 09:38 am .- State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the seal of confession. Senate Bill 360 passed Thursday by an overwhelming margin, with legislators voting 30-2 in favor of the measure.
May 14, 2019 - 04:56 pm .- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law this week a bill relaxing the state’s statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims.