Pope Francis defrocks 2 Chilean bishops after sexual abuse claims

The pontiff has expelled two Chilean bishops from the priesthood after they were accused of sexual abuse involving minors, the Vatican confirmed. The case concerns Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus, archbishop emeritus from the city of La Serena, and Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez, bishop emeritus from Iquique. Defrocking, the harshest punishment the Pope can inflict on […]

2nd woman accuses Kavanaugh of sex abuse, urges FBI to probe 35yo ‘drunken dorm party’ incident

As the professor who accused the US Supreme Court nominee of sexual abuse is set to testify on her claims, Senate Democrats are investigating yet another “credible allegation” about Brett Kavanaugh’s misconduct while in college. The new allegation has been made by Deborah Ramirez, who claimed that Kavanaugh exposed his genitals in her face during […]

Google offers AI toolkit to report child sex abuse images

Numerous organizations have taken on the noble task of reporting pedophilic images, but it’s both technically difficult and emotionally challenging to review vast amounts of the horrific content. Google is promising to make this process easier. It’s launching an AI toolkit that helps organizations review vast amounts of child sex abuse material both quickly and […]

Child abuse charges dismissed in New Mexico desert compound case

Eddie Moore/Reuters Two judges cited procedural errors by prosecutors and dismissed child abuse charges against five people from a desert compound where a toddler’s body was found. The judges, in separate decisions, dismissed the child abuse charges on grounds that a preliminary hearing had not taken place within 10 days after they were filed when […]

Pennsylvania AG says Vatican helped conceal abuse of over 1,000 children

The Pennsylvania Attorney General has revealed the Vatican was well aware of the massive cover-up of dozens of sex crimes against children in the state’s dioceses, since the bishops shared their secret archives with Rome. In another spin on the widening Pennsylvania church scandal, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro told the CBS show This Morning […]

The Pope refused to comment on bombshell allegations of sexual abuse cover ups amid calls for his resignation

Associated Press/Peter Morrison Pope Francis declined to respond to explosive accusations by a former top Vatican official that the pontiff had covered up sexual abuse.  The Pope said he would “not say one word” and asked reporters to read the documenting outlining allegations and “judge it for yourselves.” A former top Vatican official accused the pope […]

Pope Francis ‘won’t say a word’ about sex abuse cover-up allegations

The Pope has refused to comment on claims by a former Vatican Ambassador to the US who accused the pontiff of covering up sexual misconduct, and has urged everyone to study the allegations carefully and make up their own mind. “I won’t say a word about it,” the leader of the Catholic Church told journalists […]