Religious scandals

FILE - This combination of Oct. 14, 2016, file booking photos provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows from left, Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, three members of a Kansas militia group who were charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building filled with Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kan. The jury in their trial returns to the courtroom on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to get final instructions and to hear arguments before getting the case for deliberation. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 3:03 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen were convicted of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of...
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April 12, 2018 - 5:34 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Eight victims of the Catholic Church's most notorious pedophile are pressing the Legion of Christ religious order to compensate them for the sexual abuse they endured and the psychological harm they say resulted from the order's prolonged campaign to discredit them. The men,...
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April 12, 2018 - 11:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis' apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and his request that the country's bishops come to Rome to discuss reforms amounts to a "spiritual state of emergency" declaration for the Chilean Catholic church. In an interview with The...
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April 11, 2018 - 7:16 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an extraordinary public letter, Francis also summoned all of Chile's bishops to the Vatican for an...
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Pope Francis leaves St.Peter's Square at the end of his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 11, 2018 - 3:09 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's response to clergy sex abuse in Chile (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Pope Francis has thanked the 64 people who gave testimony to his envoys about Chile's sex abuse scandal, as well as the media for its "professionalism" in covering the case. Francis...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:13 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope admits he made 'grave errors' in Chile sex abuse scandal, begs forgiveness, invites victims, bishops to Rome.
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April 11, 2018 - 2:27 am
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A Roman Catholic archbishop has denied under oath in an Australian court that two former altar boys ever told him that they had been sexually abused by a priest. Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson is the most senior cleric in the world to be charged with covering up for a...
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April 09, 2018 - 5:15 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man who became the subject of an FBI investigation after his family became suspicious of his conversion to Islam pleaded guilty Monday to charges including obstruction of a terror probe and receipt of child pornography. Sean Duncan, 22, of Sterling entered...
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April 09, 2018 - 4:28 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania university is removing photos and erasing the name of one of its former presidents, after a Roman Catholic diocese said he had faced allegations of abusing minors during an earlier job as a lay teacher and youth coach. Mercyhurst University in Erie said Monday it is...
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April 07, 2018 - 12:50 pm
STOKE, England (AP) — Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham edged closer to securing a return to the Champions League by beating Stoke 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday. Eriksen broke the deadlock in the second half before scoring direct from a free kick which appeared to just...
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