Church Sex Abuse
Pope Francis has reached out to the victims of sex abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, but a group that works on behalf of the victims is not impressed.
Three priests in the Philadelphia Archdiocese implicated in sexual abuse scandals have been declared unsuitable for public ministry.
The prosecution called a defense request for bail pending appeal for Monsignor William Lynn a waste of the court’s time.
Philadelphia’s Catholic Church stands at a crossroads. Next Thursday, Archbishop Charles Chaput will be installed as the next leader of the region’s 1.4 million Roman Catholics, replacing Cardinal Justin Rigali.
The spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia addressed the grand jury report on priest sex abuse and his response to it during his Ash Wednesday mass in center city.
The Philadelphia archdiocese has suspended three priests named as alleged child molesters in a scathing grand jury report, and pledged to reopen complaints made against 34 others still on the job.