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Lawsuit: Church Protected Abusive Salesian Priest

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A California man who alleges he was abused in the 1960s by a priest who belonged to the Salesian order of the Roman Catholic church filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the order and the Vatican, claiming officials covered for the cleric by shuffling him between three continents. . ....

2nd Sex Abuse Suit against Santa Rosa Diocese

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A man who claimed he was sexually abused as a child by an Irish priest filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa the second such suit alleging the church knew the priest faced abuse charges in Ireland, but failed to warn the parish. The lawsuit. ....

Lawsuit: Priest Impregnates Pennsylvania Teenager

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - (AP) A Pennsylvania couple secretly videotaped a Roman Catholic priest having sex with their 18-year-old daughter in the basement of their home and are now suing, saying he got her pregnant. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Berks County Court, alleges that the Rev. Luis A. Bonilla Margarito...

California Diocese Settles 2 More O'Grady Abuse Cases

STOCKTON, Calif. - (AP) The Roman Catholic diocese in Stockton, Calif., has settled two more lawsuits involving a defrocked priest who spoke openly in a 2006 documentary about molesting children. The diocese released a statement to the Modesto Bee on Tuesday confirming that it had agreed last June to...

Lawyer For Wisconsin Accuser: Vatican Rejected Lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) The attorney for a man who says he was sexually abused decades ago by a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf says the Vatican has refused to be served with a lawsuit over the matter. St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, who frequently clashes with the Catholic. . . ....

Delaware Diocese Settles Priest Abuse Claims For $77M

(AP) Lawyers involved with the Delaware Catholic Diocese of Wilmington's $77 million settlement with nearly 150 alleged victims of sexual abuse said the church's agreement to release unredacted documents is a historic step toward making sure it doesn't happen again. And lawyers for the alleged...

Lawsuit: Pennsylvania Catholic Leaders Failed To Protect Kids

PHILADELPHIA — (AP) A civil lawsuit filed Monday against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by a man who said two priests had sexually abused him as a child may signal a new era in church-abuse litigation in Pennsylvania. The Roman Catholic archdiocese, long shielded by strict time limits by the state...

Philadelphia Diocese Faces New Priest Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was hit Monday with the fourth in a series of new lawsuits that blame church officials for failing to protect children from sexually abusive priests. The lawsuits mirror accusations made by city prosecutors in a grand jury report last month that led...

Lawsuit Claims Vatican Covered Up Child Sex Abuse

CHICAGO - (AP) A lawyer says he's suing the Vatican on behalf of a woman whose son was sexually abused by a Chicago priest in an effort to hold the Holy See responsible for covering up abuse. Attorney Jeff Anderson says the Vatican engaged in a criminal conspiracy to conceal the abuse. . . . Full...