Belgian bishop declines cardinal’s honor for abuse record

ROME — One of the new cardinals proposed by Pope Francis, the retired bishop of Ghent, Belgium, has given up accepting the honor for his insufficient response to cases of clergy sex abuse, the Belgian bishops’ conference has said. . The Bishop of Ghent, Luc Van Looy, had asked Francis for permission to refuse the … Read more

Southern Baptists who supported open review of abuse win key roles

Willie McLaurin, interim president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, speaks during the Southern Baptist Convention in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 13, 2022. (John McCoy/The Tennessean via AP) John McCoy for The Tennessean PA ANAHEIM, California Newly elected leaders of a senior committee of the Southern Baptist Convention had all backed a … Read more

Simone Biles and other women demand more than $1 billion from the FBI for Nassar

FILE – Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing on November 22, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday, May 26, 2022, that it would not pursue criminal charges against former FBI agents who failed to promptly investigate sports physician Larry Nassar while he learned in 2015 that … Read more

Mexican mega-church leader gets over 16 years for abuse

ANGELS — The leader of the La Luz del Mundo church was sentenced to 16 years and eight months in a California prison for sexually abusing three girls. Naasón Joaquín García was sentenced in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to three crimes on the eve of a long-awaited trial. García, who … Read more

Scouts sell camps under pressure from sex abuse lawsuits

KILLINGWORTH, Conn. — As the financially-struggling Boy Scouts sell off a number of campgrounds, conservationists, government officials and others scramble to find ways to preserve them as open spaces. A proposed $2.6 billion bankruptcy settlement designed to pay thousands of child sex abuse victims has added pressure on an organization plagued by years of declining … Read more

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, powerful Vatican prelate, dies at 94

ROME — Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who was long the Vatican’s second-ranking official but whose legacy was tarnished by his support for the pedophile founder of an influential religious order, has died. He was 94 years old. The Vatican, in its Saturday announcement of his death, said Sodano died Friday. Italian public … Read more

No charges for officers in botched Larry Nassar investigation

DETROIT – The US Department of Justice said on Thursday it would not pursue criminal charges against former FBI agents who failed to promptly investigate sports physician Larry Nassar after learning in 2015 that he was accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts. The agency’s inspector general found two former agents likely provided ‘inaccurate or incomplete information’ … Read more

Report details rampant sexual abuse within Southern Baptist Convention

Report details rampant sexual abuse at Southern Baptist Convention – Reuters Watch CBS News A scathing new report says high-ranking members of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, covered up sexual abuse within its ranks for years. Nikki Battiste reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live … Read more

Report: Leading Southern Baptist sex abuse victims deadlocked

According to a scathing 288-page investigative report released Sunday, leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, have blocked and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse for nearly two decades while seeking to protect their own reputation. These survivors, and other concerned Southern Baptists, have repeatedly shared allegations with the SBC Executive Committee, … Read more

Judgment of the Press Council | sun herald

The Press Council has ruled that an article concerning an account of legal proceedings breached its standards of practice. The Press Council considered whether its standards of practice had been breached by an article published in The Herald Sun titled “Out-of-school sex ed” printed on February 22, 2022. The article reported sexual abuse of a … Read more