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Oakland Diocese: Priest accused of child sex abuse fled the country

OAKLAND — An Oakland priest who was suspended from his duties following allegations of child sexual abuse, is believed to have fled the country, officials with the Oakland diocese said Saturday.

In NWI, reaction mixed on Vatican sex abuse summit

As Pope Francis called bishops worldwide to Rome last weekend for the Vatican’s first summit on clerical sex abuse, local reactions varied on what it accomplished.

Tyrone priest takes case to Supreme Court

A priest from Co Tyrone who claims he was pushed out of his US parish because he refused to cover up for another priest's sexually inappropriate behaviour with an underage boy is taking his case to the US Supreme Court.

Top Vatican official's sex abuse conviction latest blow to embattled Catholic Church

The revelation that a Catholic cardinal in Australia was convicted of molesting boys marks the most senior member of the church to face prison time for sexual abuse.

Abuse survivor's message to Pope Francis: "Clean up your church, get rid of the pedophiles"

Three clergy abuse survivors all want to know why the Catholic Church still has not laid out concrete steps to stop child sex abuse. "CBS This Morning" has followed their fight for justice since last year, all the way from the U.S. to Rome, where they attended a summit with church leaders and called for a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.

As the Vatican addresses priest abuse, more people are reporting sexual abuse by nuns

At the Vatican summit on clergy abuse Friday morning, attention turned to abuse by nuns. Victims' advocates delivered a letter to an organization representing nuns asking predator nuns be exposed so survivors can begin to heal. This call to action comes as more victims speak out. 

Pope Francis’ Sex Abuse Summit Is Missing A Huge Opportunity To Center Survivors

Pope Francis’ highly anticipated summit on sex abuse kicked off on Thursday ― but there appears to be a glaring gap in the official list of speakers.

Bishop offers apology to clergy sex abuse victims, but still not releasing priest list

Bishop Peter Jugis, who heads the 46-county Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, issued a “sincere apology” Wednesday to victims of clergy sex abuse, which he called “this crime and awful sin.”

How the pope can spur reform — recognize SNAP leader Barbara Blaine as a saint

Pope Francis signaled last week that even high-ranking prelates can face punishment for sexual abuse. The Vatican threw former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick out of the priesthood, because of his sexual abuse of minors and other crimes.

‘The pope ignored them’: Alleged abuse of deaf children on two continents points to Vatican failings

 When investigators swept in and raided the religious Antonio Provolo Institute for the Deaf, they uncovered one of the worst cases yet among the global abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church: a place of silent torment where prosecutors say pedophiles preyed on the most isolated and submissive children.

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