Brazilian Priest Cited in ‘Spotlight’ Hangs Himself in Jail

BRASILIA, Aug 8 – A Brazilian priest mentioned in the Catholic clergy sex abuse film “Spotlight” was found dead in a prison cell after he was arrested again for suspected pedophilia, authorities said on Monday. Father Bonifacio Buzzi, 57, hanged himself with a sheet in a jail in the state of Minas Gerais where he

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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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‘Spotlight’ Wins Top Oscar Prize on Night of Racial Critique

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES, Feb 29 – Catholic Church abuse movie “Spotlight” was named best picture, the top award at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, after an evening peppered with pointed punchlines from host Chris Rock about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has dominated the industry. Mexico’s Alejandro Inarritu nabbed the best directing Oscar for “The Revenant”,

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