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Prominent ex-cardinal expelled from the priesthood is the highest-ranking Catholic dismissal in modern times

Ex-cardinal Thomas McCarrick was found guilty of soliciting sex during Confession and of committing 'sins' with minors and adults. The verdict cannot be appealed.
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Pope Francis says Catholic Church sex abuse scandal shouldn’t be judged by today’s standards because everyone used to cover up crimes

Pope Francis says that it's unfair to apply modern standards to the Catholic Church's sex abuse cover up. Speaking to reporters in Tallinn, Estonia, on Tuesday, the pope suggested that everyone covered up sex abuse scandals in the past and that the Catholic Church shouldn't be singled out.

Chilling 1,356-page grand jury report documents allegations about how the Catholic Church followed ‘a playbook for concealing the truth’ t...

A grand jury in Pennsylvania released a report Tuesday detailing the Roman Catholic Church's decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse of nearly 1,000 children by 300 "predator priests "using a "a playbook for concealing the truth."