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Australian Abuse Victims Contest Vatican on Lack of Pope Meeting

By Philip Pullella and Peter Gosnell ROME/SYDNEY, March 5 – Australian victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests said on Friday they were disappointed they were not granted a meeting with Pope Francis and contested the Vatican’s assertion they failed to make their request through the proper channels. The group of about 15 were in

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“Evil Was Done”, Cardinal Says After Meeting Abuse Survivors

By Philip Pullella and Jane Wardell ROME/SYDNEY, March 4 – Cardinal George Pell, under fire for his handling of sexual abuse of children by priests in Australia, on Thursday acknowledged “the evil that was done” and vowed to work with survivors to enact better protection measures. Pell, who gave four days of evidence via video

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Top Vatican Cardinal Says Senior Clergy Lied About Child Sexual Abuse

By Philip Pullella and Jane Wardell ROME/SYDNEY, March 1 – Australian Cardinal George Pell, the highest-ranking Vatican official to testify on systemic sexual abuse of children by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church, on Monday said senior clergy lied to him to cover up abuse in the 1970s. The Vatican’s treasurer told Australia’s Royal Commission

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