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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. . ....

Vatican Pleased U.S. Plaintiffs Seek To Dismiss Lawsuit

VATICAN CITY - (AP) The Vatican said Tuesday it was satisfied that three men who had sought to hold the Vatican liable in an American court for sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have decided to abandon the case. The Kentucky case was being closely watched as the clerical abuse scandal. . . . Full...

California Church Documents Show Sex Abuse Allegations

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Attorneys for nearly 150 people who claim sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests made nearly 10,000 pages of previously sealed internal church documents public Sunday, revealing at least one previously unknown decades-old case in which a priest under police investigation was allowed...

Friars Ask California High Court To Review Files Ruling

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The Franciscans have asked California's high court to review an appeals court decision ordering them to make public the confidential files of friars accused of sex abuse. Brian Brosnahan, an attorney for the Franciscans, says the Roman Catholic religious order filed the petition...

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...