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Suit: Church knowingly let abuser in youth program

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two 50-year-old men filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the Seventh-Day Adventist Church put a man known to abuse children in charge of its youth program in the 1970s and kept him in that position even after … Continue reading

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Seventh-day Adventist church sued over allegations of abuse in youth program

By Lee van der Voo PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) – Two men who say they were molested in the 1970s by a youth group leader in Oregon sued the Seventh-day Adventist church for $13.5 million on Tuesday, saying it had appointed … Continue reading

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Former papal diplomat could face trial in Dominican Republic: Vatican

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – A former Polish archbishop and papal diplomat who was defrocked after allegations of paying children for sexual acts has lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried in the Dominican Republic, the Vatican … Continue reading

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Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids. Former Argentina great Javier Zanetti, who spent 19 … Continue reading

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Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids. Former Argentina great Javier Zanetti, who spent 19 … Continue reading

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Polish archbishop appeals defrocking for sexual abuse: Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – A Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic has appealed against a Roman Catholic tribunal’s decision to defrock him, the Vatican said on Monday. Jozef Wesolowski, who had served as a Vatican … Continue reading

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Polish archbishop appeals defrocking for sexual abuse: Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – A Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic has appealed against a Roman Catholic tribunal’s decision to defrock him, the Vatican said on Monday. Jozef Wesolowski, who had served as a Vatican … Continue reading

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Vatican: Ex-envoy can be tried by Dominican court

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried by Dominican or other courts. … Continue reading

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Journalist Foley’s parents, after call with pope, call for prayer and action

ROME (Reuters) – The parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, on Friday called for prayer and support to free the remaining captives held by Islamic State fighters. “We do pray, we beg … Continue reading

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Lack of prospects, financial lure pushing youth to IS: Vatican

Vatican City (AFP) – Young Syrians are gravitating towards the radical Islamic State due to a lack of prospects and the lure of financial support more than “ideological conviction”, the pope’s Syria envoy said Saturday. IS militants, which have been … Continue reading

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