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Brutal Regensburg report hailed as step in the right direction

A member of Pope Francis’ commission to protect minors says a new report on the abuse of more than 500 choir boys in Germany points to a current reality in many non-western countries – and that bringing these things to light means progress for everyone. “It will take time, but this kind of sensitivity that

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Report claims decades of abuse against 500 German choir boys

A new report claims that more students of a prestigious German choir were subjected to physical abuse than originally thought, and accuses the brother of Benedict XVI of turning a blind eye. Ulrich Weber is the lawyer commissioned to investigate Regensburger Domspatzen, the official choir for the Regensburg Cathedral. According to Weber, the July 18

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Australian bishop says he was abused by clergy as an adult

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen was speaking to Australia’s royal commission on institutional responses to sexual abuse The Bishop of Parramatta has said that as an adult he suffered sexual abuse by members of the clergy. Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen made the admission at a royal commission hearing in Sydney. “I was also a

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Pope Francis claims war is the result of ‘arrogant’ abuse of power

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In a passionate speech on Thursday, Pope Francis condemned as arrogant the mentality of revenge and the abuses of power that lead to violent conflicts. “Violence begets violence, and we have the impression of being caught up in a spiral of arrogance and inertia from which there is no escape,” the Pope told members of

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Minn. archdiocese continues to seek justice in sex abuse accusations

The Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul has removed two priests from ministry pending investigation of sex abuse allegations, while it has reinstated a separate priest on the grounds that an allegation against him was not substantiated. The archdiocese’s investigation of Father Gerald Dvorak found the allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the 1970s to

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