Religious scandals

November 29, 2018 - 4:56 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Thursday it will soon be filing for bankruptcy protection, as the Catholic church in New Mexico has settled numerous claims of sexual abuse by clergy over the years and is close to depleting its reserves. About 20 dioceses and other...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the St. Louis County Police Department shows Thomas Bruce of Imperial, Mo., who is charged with first-degree murder and 16 other felonies in connection with an attack at a religious supply store in suburban St. Louis. Police say a discarded business card found in the trash of a neighboring business near the Catholic Supply store led them to Bruce. He is accused of sexually assaulting three women in the store on Nov. 19 and killing one of them. (St. Louis County Police Department via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 9:53 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A discarded business card led police to the man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a religious supplies store near St. Louis. Details provided by the surviving victims also helped lead investigators to Thomas Bruce, St. Louis County Police Sgt...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2018, file photo, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, listens to a reporter's question during a news conference during the USCCB's annual fall meeting in Baltimore. Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against DiNardo are executing a search warrant at the offices of the local archdiocese, led by DiNardo, the cardinal leading the Catholic Church's response in the U.S. to sexual misconduct. Investigators from the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office were at the offices Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 28, 2018 - 1:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against a Houston-area priest searched the offices Wednesday of the local archdiocese, which is led by the cardinal who is heading the Roman Catholic Church's response in the U.S. to sexual misconduct. The intensifying investigation has...
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November 24, 2018 - 9:14 am
ROME (AP) — The Catholic Church's global organization of nuns has denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" surrounding sexual abuse in the church and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The International Union of Superiors General, which...
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Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 23, 2018 - 12:52 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit that has become a high-stakes credibility test following a new eruption of the scandal in the U.S. and elsewhere this year. Abuse...
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France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko prior to a meeting in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Nissan's board will meet Thursday to decide whether to dismiss its chairman Carlos Ghosn following his arrest on suspicion of underreporting his income(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 22, 2018 - 8:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Carlos Ghosn and allegations of financial violations against him (all times local): 1:45 a.m. The economy ministers of Japan and France say they're committed to the alliance between carmakers Nissan and Renault despite the...
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Authorities investigate the scene at a Catholic Supply store where a gunman went into the religious supply store, sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot a woman in the head, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Ballwin, Mo. (Johanna Huckeba/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 6:56 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been charged with killing one woman and sexually assaulting two others after herding them at gunpoint into the back room of a religious supplies shop. The arrest of 53-year-old Thomas Bruce ended a two-day manhunt that followed the brazen Monday...
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Authorities investigate the scene at a Catholic Supply store where a gunman went into the religious supply store, sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot a woman in the head, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Ballwin, Mo. (Johanna Huckeba/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 4:12 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man was charged Wednesday with killing one woman and sexually assaulting two others after herding them at gunpoint into the back room of a suburban St. Louis religious supplies shop. The arrest of 53-year-old Thomas Bruce, of Imperial, ended a two-day manhunt that followed the...
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Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti pauses during a press conference at the Vatican, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Italian Catholic bishops are vowing a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed the Vatican and much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it has long been ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops' conference, announced the creation of a new Italian advisory group of lay and religious experts at the close of the bishops general assembly Thursday. The new national service is designed to help Italian dioceses educate personnel in child protection and help bishops investigate claims of abuse. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 15, 2018 - 7:13 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italy's Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian...
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Robert Hoatson, of West Orange, N.J., holds protest signs outside of a hotel hosting the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 14, 2018 - 5:42 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops made clear their frustrations Wednesday as a national assembly focused on clergy sex-abuse neared its conclusion without strong new steps to combat the multifaceted crisis. Avoiding any direct confrontation with the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic...
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