Religious scandals

FILE - In this June 29, 2017 file photo, Cardinal George Pell meets the media, at the Vatican. The most senior Vatican cleric to ever be charged in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal returned to Australia on Monday,July 10, 2017 to stand trial in his home state on charges alleging he sexually assaulted multiple people years ago. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
July 09, 2017 - 11:55 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The most senior Vatican cleric to ever be charged in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal returned to Australia on Monday to stand trial in his home state on charges alleging he sexually assaulted multiple people years ago. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' top financial...
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July 09, 2017 - 8:55 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The most senior Vatican cleric to ever be charged in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal returned to Australia on Monday to stand trial in his home state on charges alleging he sexually assaulted multiple people years ago. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' top financial...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller arrives for a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican. Pope Francis has declined to renew the mandate of the Vatican's conservative doctrine chief, tapping instead the No. 2 to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees Catholic orthodoxy around the world. In a short statement Saturday, July , 2017, the Vatican said Francis thanked Cardinal Gerhard Mueller for his service. Mueller's five-year term ends this weekend and he turns 75 in December, the normal retirement age for bishops.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
July 01, 2017 - 1:22 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday pushed out the Vatican's conservative doctrine chief, tapping a deputy instead to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees Catholic orthodoxy around the world. Francis and German Cardinal Gerhard Mueller had clashed,...
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Pope Francis leaves with his butler Sandro Mariotti, at the end of a special mass for Roman holiday of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 01, 2017 - 9:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday pushed out the Vatican's conservative doctrine chief, tapping a deputy instead to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees Catholic orthodoxy around the world. Francis and German Cardinal Gerhard Mueller had clashed,...
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Cardinals and bishops attend a special mass celebrated by Pope Francis for Roman holiday of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 01, 2017 - 8:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declined Saturday to renew the mandate of the Vatican's conservative doctrine chief, tapping a deputy instead to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees Catholic orthodoxy around the world. In a short statement, the Vatican said...
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Cardinals and bishops attend a special mass celebrated by Pope Francis for Roman holiday of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 01, 2017 - 7:01 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declined Saturday to renew the mandate of the Vatican's conservative doctrine chief, tapping instead a deputy to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees Catholic orthodoxy around the world. In a short statement, the Vatican said...
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Cardinals and bishops attend a special mass celebrated by Pope Francis for Roman holiday of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 01, 2017 - 6:38 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declined Saturday to renew the mandate of the Vatican's conservative doctrine chief, tapping instead a deputy to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees Catholic orthodoxy around the world. In a short statement, the Vatican said...
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June 29, 2017 - 10:56 am
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former house parent at a Pennsylvania Catholic school accused of molesting two international students he supervised has been sentenced to probation. The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat reports ( http://bit.ly/2tpd6NN ) that 29-year-old John Bowman Thornberry will be released...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2011 file photo, Cardinal George Pell, left, reads a bible during the blessing of a statue of John Paul ll at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. Australian police say they are charging Pell with historical sexual assault offenses. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
June 28, 2017 - 10:52 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' chief financial adviser and Australia's most senior...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2008, file photo, Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday, June 29, 2017, with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
June 28, 2017 - 10:45 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The leading support group for victims of sexual abuse by priests has called on Pope Francis to speak out about sexual assault charges filed in Australia against a key...
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