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Mother and baby homes: Infant died every fortnight for two decades at home

By Conall Ó Fátharta, Irish Examiner, Friday, August 07, 2015

The 2014 inter-departmental report on mother-and-baby homes listed just 25 infant deaths in Bessborough mother-and-baby home, in Cork, despite two departments having figures that showed 500 deaths.

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Authorities: Jehovah's Witnesses didn't report child sex abuse involving congregation members

By RANDALL CHASE  Associated Press, August 05, 2015 - 3:04 pm EDT

DOVER, Delaware — The Delaware attorney general's office is suing a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in Sussex County, claiming that elders failed to report an unlawful sexual relationship between a woman and a 14-year-old boy, both of whom were congregation members.

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Milwaukee archdiocese's settlement plan stuns sex abuse victims

The Milwaukee archdiocese has put forth what it hopes is the final settlement plan that will end the church's nearly 5-year-old bankruptcy case, but victims of childhood sex abuse who filed claims against the archdiocese said they are stunned by the latest proposal. They allege that the $21 million allocated to victims is much smaller than that awarded in other bankruptcies and that it pits victim against victim.

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Last papal visit traumatic for some abuse victims

Bill White, The Morning Call , Monday August 3, 2015

Robert Corby of Bethlehem tells a story about the time ex-football star Franco Harris visited Northampton Community College to lead a town hall meeting about how Penn State handled the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

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Where's 'Father Manuel'? Police hunting fugitive priest, teacher accused of raping N.J. teen

By Mark Mueller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  on July 30, 2015 at 7:15 AM, updated July 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM

Twelve years ago, amid allegations he raped a 15-year-old boy in the rectory of a Plainfield church, the Rev. Manuel Gallo Espinoza vanished.

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Lawsuit alleges child sexual abuse in Friends organization

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PORTLAND — A lawsuit filed July 17 in Multnomah County Circuit Court alleges that child sexual abuse occurred in the Friends (Quaker) church in Newberg from approximately 1987 to 1991.

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Jehovah's Witnesses destroyed notes about child sex abuse, inquiry told

Australian Associated Press Monday 27 July 2015 

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'This cannot happen': Boulder judge sentences VineLife Church leaders for not reporting sex assault

By Alex Burness Staff Writer POSTED: 07/23/2015 07:08:03 PM MDT

Seeking to send a message, a Boulder County judge exceeded prosecutors' requests Thursday in ordering two VineLife Church officials to serve 10 days in jail or on a work crew for failing to report sexual-assault allegations levied against the church's youth pastor in 2013.

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Lawsuit filed against the Rev. McCormick

A MAN WHO has claimed he was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic priest in the rectory of St. John Cantius Parish in Bridesburg has filed a lawsuit against the priest and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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Prior East Haven Pastor Accused of Sexually Abusing St. Francis Home Student

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