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Apr
08
2010
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Jeff Anderson & Associates Press Release regarding Jeyapaul Emails 4/7/2010

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Apr
07
2010
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Vatican's Point Man on Abuse Was Sucessfully Sued by Whistleblowing Priest

With Pope Benedict XVI in a stance of passive silence on the clergy sex abuse crisis, the Vatican strategy of attacking the news media has made the pope more vulnerable to criticism. Loyal Catholics, and even political leaders inclined to give the pontiff the benefit of the doubt, are wondering why he can't say what went wrong and how he will make structural changes.

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Emails Reveal Relationship Between Minn. Teen and Fugitive Priest

After Reverend Joseph Jeyapaul denied knowing the 15-year-old Minnesota girl he is charged with raping, attorney Jeff Anderson released emails showing the extent of their relationship.

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Apr
06
2010
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Clip from press conference regarding fugitive priest working in India, Rev. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul

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Courts Weigh Whether Vatican Controls Bishops

At the heart of two lawsuits that are working their way through the federal courts lies one question: Does the Vatican control its Catholic bishops?

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Catholic priest charged with assaulting 14-year-old girl says he is ready to face US courts

A Roman Catholic priest charged with sexually assaulting a teenage parishioner in Minnesota said Tuesday he would willingly leave his native India and try to clear his name in the courts if the United States tried to extradite him.

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Priest accused of US abuse won't fight extradition

A Roman Catholic priest charged with sexually assaulting a teenage parishioner in Minnesota said Tuesday he would willingly leave his native India and try to clear his name in the courts if the United States tried to extradite him.

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Apr
05
2010
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Priest Accused Of MN Abuse Still Working In India

Top officials at the Vatican were warned more than four years ago about a Catholic priest later charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Minnesota, according to newly released Vatican correspondence, but to this day he continues to work in his home diocese in India.

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Press Conference Replay - Vatican lets fugitive predator priest supervise schools in India

View the Replay Here

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Catholic priest charged with assaulting 14-year-old girl in Minnesota still working in India

Amato was secretary to Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which handles all abuse cases. In subsequent letters, Balke warned both Levada and a top Vatican official in the U.S. about Jeyapaul. "It is difficult for me to quantify the harm that this man has done to the dignity of the priesthood," Balke wrote to Levada on Dec. 21, 2006.

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