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French court convicts cardinal of not reporting child abuse

LYON, France (AP) — French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said Thursday he will offer his resignation to Pope Francis, after a court found him guilty of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest.
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At sex abuse summit, Catholic bishops tangle with details

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — “We have to be respectful … of their concerns, but, at the same time, make sure that does not allow for a justification of secrecy,” Cardinal Blase Cupich said.
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Pope Francis calls for ‘all-out battle’ against child sex abuse

Pope Francis referred to clerics who abuse children as “tools of Satan.”
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At Vatican summit, talk of destroyed files riles bishops’ critics

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — “The Vatican may destroy documents, may restrict our access for justice, but … we are the evidence of the abuse,” said an advocate for abuse survivors.
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Top US cardinal let priest accused of sexual abuse lead Mass

(AP) — Cardinal Daniel DiNardo allowed the accused priest to lead the 9 a.m. Thursday Mass at his parish, the statement said, because he “was already scheduled to celebrate” it.
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Pope challenged on sex abuse as young take stage in Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Young people challenged Pope Francis on the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal and the plight of Christians in the Middle East as the youth took center stage Saturday in the final events of World Youth Day in Panama.
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Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The scandal is the latest to implicate Pope Francis as he and the Catholic hierarchy as a whole face an unprecedented crisis of confidence over their mishandling of cases of clergy sexual abuse of minors and misconduct with adults.
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