Bishop under investigation for sexual misconduct went on vacation with Pope Francis.

Join: facebook.com/occupythevatican Bishop under investigation for sexual misconduct went on vacation with Pope Francis. A bishop currently under investigation for sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement, including claims he had naked selfies and gay pornography on his phone, is on retreat with Pope Francis and other senior members of the Roman Curia. The bishop is Gustavo […]

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The state of West Virginia sues Catholic Church for hiring pedophiles.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican The state of West Virginia sues Catholic Church for hiring pedophiles. The U.S. state of West Virginia sued a local Catholic diocese Tuesday because it had knowingly employed pedophiles and did not inform the public. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed the lawsuit against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston as well as […]

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Catholic priests in Montreal banned from being alone with children.

Join us: facebook.com/unitedhumanists  Catholic priests in Montreal banned from being alone with children. Catholic priests in Montreal will be banned from being alone with children to provide a “safety net” against allegations of abuse. Archbishop Christian Lepine has issued a decree to implement the policy, which also covers lay workers and volunteers. According to the decree, the […]

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Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against conviction for child sex abuse.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against conviction for child sex abuse. Former Vatican treasurer George Pell will remain in prison after an Australian appeals court rejected the disgraced cardinal’s appeal against his conviction for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the mid-1990s. The most senior Catholic official to be convicted of child […]

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California child sex abuse bill pulled amid opposition from Catholic church.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican California child sex abuse bill pulled amid opposition from Catholic church. California lawmakers are not ready to pass a bill that would require members of the clergy to break the seal of confession if they learn of child sexual abuse. Sen. Jerry Hill, who wrote the proposal, said he “hit the pause […]

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Pope Francis Refuses Resignation of Cardinal Convicted of Covering Up Sex Abuse .

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Pope Francis Refuses Resignation of Cardinal Convicted of Covering Up Sex Abuse . Pope Francis declined to accept the resignation of a French cardinal convicted of covering up sexual abuse, the Vatican said on Tuesday, a decision that drew fire from victims and their advocates in France and abroad. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of […]

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Switzerland latest country to go after the Catholic Church for child rape.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Switzerland latest country to go after the Catholic Church for child rape. In 2017, a record number of cases – 65 incidents – were reported in Switzerland, according to the German-language newspaper. Of these, only ten were serious enough for the judiciary to act. Eight cases were reported by the church itself and […]

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