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330,000 children abused in French Catholic Church over 70 years, landmark report estimates

330,000 children abused in French Catholic Church over 70 years, landmark report estimates

Hundreds of thousands of children were abused in the Catholic Church in France over the past 70 years, an independent commission concluded on Tuesday. The Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church (CIASE) published its final report on Oct. 5 at a live-streamed presentation in Paris. The almost

Three Chicago priests step aside from ministry amid investigations of inappropriate acts with adults

Three Chicago priests step aside from ministry amid investigations of inappropriate acts with adults

Three priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago have been asked to step aside from ministry pending investigation of their inappropriate acts with fellow adults, which they have acknowledged. Blase Cardinal Cupich sent letters Sept. 4 to parishes where the priests have been assigned, informing them