Abuse and neglect of children

November 24, 2018 - 8:30 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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Salif Keita, center, takes a photo during a concert in Bamako, Mali, early Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Mali Singer and albino activist Salif Keita has dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. The concert on Saturday night Nov. 17, 2018, followed a forum on protecting albino people in Africa that Keita assembled. (AP Photo/Mohamed Kodio)
November 18, 2018 - 2:58 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Singer-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa and dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. More than 100 politicians, diplomats and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz listens during a status check on his case at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Authorities say Cruz attacked a detention officer at the county jail, Tuesday, Nov. 13, and now faces new charges. Cruz is charged with killing 17 people and wounding 17 others in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
November 17, 2018 - 3:39 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Commission didn't...
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In this August 2010 photo provided by Reuben Ortiz, shows retired Catholic priest Jerome Coyle in Albuquerque, N.M. An Associated Press investigation shows that the diocese based in Sioux City, Iowa, quietly transferred Coyle to New Mexico for treatment after he acknowledged in 1986 that he had sexually abused roughly 50 Iowa boys over a 20-year period. (Reuben Ortiz via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 4:41 pm
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A bishop is vowing to relocate a priest who was quietly placed in an Iowa retirement home close to a Roman Catholic school despite his history of sexually abusing boys. The move by Sioux City Bishop R. Walker Nickless followed an Associated Press story exposing the church's...
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This August 2010 photo provided by Reuben Ortiz, shows retired Catholic priest Jerome Coyle in Albuquerque, N.M. An Associated Press investigation shows that the diocese based in Sioux City, Iowa, quietly transferred Coyle to New Mexico for treatment after he acknowledged in 1986 that he had sexually abused roughly 50 Iowa boys over a 20-year period. (Reuben Ortiz via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 12:48 pm
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese has hidden for decades a priest's admission that he sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys, a silence that may have put other children in danger, The Associated Press has learned. The Rev. Jerome Coyle, 85, was stripped of his parish assignments in the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, a police cruiser sits in the driveway of the home of Nancy Lanza in Newtown, Conn., the Colonial-style house where she had lived with her son Adam Lanza. Some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's personal belongings, including personal journals containing stories about hurting children and a spreadsheet ranking mass murders, must be released to the public because they are not exempt from open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The Hartford Courant and other media organizations requested to view Adam Lanza's belongings, which were seized by authorities during a search of Lanza's home and described in a state police report released about a year after the shooting. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
October 23, 2018 - 4:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's personal belongings, including personal journals containing stories about hurting children and a spreadsheet ranking mass murders, must be released to the public because they are not exempt from open record laws, the...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, center, delivers a formal apology to Australia's victims of child sex abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. His emotional speech delivered in Parliament before hundreds of survivors followed the conclusions of a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the nations' highest level of inquiry. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 2:49 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a formal apology Monday to Australia's victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long, painful journey and its failure to protect them. Morrison's emotional speech given in Parliament before hundreds of survivors...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, U.S. Attorney William McSwain is shown at a news conference in Philadelphia. McSwain sent out grand jury subpoenas last week to Pennsylvania dioceses as part of a federal investigation of clergy abuse in Catholic churches. The investigation, which follows a state grand jury probe, was confirmed by multiple sources who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. McSwain wouldn't comment. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 1:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. A colleague in Philadelphia is now taking new aim at...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, U.S. Attorney William McSwain is shown at a news conference in Philadelphia. McSwain sent out grand jury subpoenas last week to Pennsylvania dioceses as part of a federal investigation of clergy abuse in Catholic churches. The investigation, which follows a state grand jury probe, was confirmed by multiple sources who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. McSwain wouldn't comment. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims' advocates say is the first such probe ever launched by the U.S...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. On Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, Roman Catholic Church officials confirmed that the disgraced ex-cardinal who was removed from ministry amid allegations of sexual abuse has moved to a friary in remote western Kansas that is near an elementary school. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
September 29, 2018 - 7:08 pm
VICTORIA, Kan. (AP) — The friary in remote western Kansas that is now home to a disgraced former U.S. cardinal removed from ministry by Pope Francis over allegations of sexual abuse is just one block from an elementary school. The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., confirmed in a statement Friday...
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