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Court to decide fate of French cardinal in sex abuse coverup

By NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY | January 30, 2020

Lyon, France (AP) — A French appeals court is deciding whether a French cardinal is guilty of covering up the sexual abuse of minors in his flock.Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, was found guilty in March of failing to report a predator...

AP PHOTOS: Irish border residents watch for Brexit fallout

By DAVID GOLDMAN | January 30, 2020

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The border was drawn in 1921, splitting communities and sometimes property, as the British government sought to create a home for the majority Protestant population of Northern Ireland at a time when the largely Catholic...

Minnesota priest apologizes for calling Muslims a ‘threat’

January 29, 2020

LONSDALE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Roman Catholic priest apologized Wednesday for saying in a sermon that Islam was “the greatest threat in the world” to the United States and Christianity.The Rev. Nick VanDenBroeke apologized in a statement issued...

Ex-Dallas-area Catholic priest accused of molesting a child

January 29, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — A 78-year-old former Roman Catholic priest whose whereabouts remain unknown has been accused of aggravated sexual assault of a child while serving as a priest in North Texas, according to a police affidavit.Dallas police obtained a warrant...

Unwed, pregnant teacher can sue Catholic school over bias

January 29, 2020

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A teacher who alleges that she was fired from her job at a Roman Catholic school because the diocese was upset she was pregnant and unmarried has lost another bid for reinstatement, but she will be allowed to proceed with her discrimination...

Priests in group shut down by Vatican accused of sex abuse

By NICOLE WINFIELD | January 29, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Nine priests and brothers of a Catholic group recently shut down by the Vatican are under investigation by Italian authorities for allegedly sexually abusing two brothers, officials and news reports said Wednesday.Prato Bishop Giovanni...

Priest gets 60 days in jail for bubble wrapping boy

January 27, 2020

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan priest accused of wrapping a teenager in bubble wrap was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for attempted false imprisonment, prosecutors said.The Rev. Brian Stanley appeared in Allegan County court, two months after...

Who can topple Trump? Dems’ electability fight rages in Iowa

By STEVE PEOPLES | January 26, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat...

Pope on Holocaust atrocities: Let’s all say never again

January 26, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) —Pope Francis is inviting prayers and reflection about the “atrocity” of the Holocaust, urging people to vow in their heart “never again.”In remarks to the public in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, Francis noted that Monday is...

Pope’s new aide is priest who worked with street kids

January 26, 2020

Pope Francis has chosen a Uruguayan priest who has worked with street children to be one of his two personal secretaries.The Vatican said Sunday that Francis has known the Rev. Gonzalo Aemilius since 2006, when the pontiff was then-archbishop of Buenos...