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Jan
20
2011
Article: Maury Glover / FOX 9 News | 10:48 AM          
Old Vatican Letter Stirs Pedophile Priest Cover-Up Allegations

MINNEAPOLIS - An old letter from the Vatican has surfaced that many say is the smoking gun, the strongest indication yet the Church tried to cover up the crimes of pedophile priests.As an altar boy, Bob Swiderski was repeatedly sexually abused by a priest in Hector, Minnesota in the early 1960s. Now, he believes there’s proof the Catholic Church tried to cover up the crimes of pedophile priests."What I've been saying for 20-plus years is that they're not telling the truth,” Swiderski said. “They are creating hurdles and this just comes back and proves what my thoughts and my voice has been say...

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Article: Lisa Wangsness Globe Staff | 10:37 AM          
Diocese abuser list long awaited

In the fall of 2002, the year the clergy sexual abuse crisis exploded in Boston, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore released a list of priests who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse over the previous five decades. Following a scathing 2005 grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that listed the names of clergy abusers, that archdiocese established an online gallery, complete with photographs and assignment records of credibly accused priests, as well as a separate list of pending cases. And the Archdiocese of Chicago has kept an updated list of ...

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Jan
19
2011
Documents: | 4:31 PM          
Letter From Vatican to An Irish Bishop Date January 31, 1997

Letter from the Vatican representative in Ireland to an Irish Bishop that objected to the new Irish policy that all child sexual abuse allegations be reported to police.

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Jan
18
2011
Article: LAURIE GOODSTEIN, New York Times | 3:44 PM          
Vatican Warned Bishops Not to Report Child Abuse

A newly disclosed document reveals that Vatican officials instructed the bishops of Ireland in 1997 that they must not adopt a policy of reporting priests suspected of child abuse to the police or civil authorities.

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Article: | 1:50 PM          
Disclosure of Vatican Letter to Irish Bishops lends additional credibility to lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court

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Jan
14
2011
Documents: | 9:18 AM          
Oklahoma Supreme Court denies Bishop Slattery Petition

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Jan
11
2011
Documents: | 9:59 AM          
Fr. Francis Markey Complaint For The Arrest Warrant For International Extradition

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Article: Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent | 4:58 AM          
Lawyer with 20 years experience suing paedophile priests in US comes to UK

A leading US litigator who has spent more than 20 years suing US-based paedophile priests and the church officials who moved them from parish to parish is joining a new legal practice dedicated to rooting out clerical sexual abuse in the UK. Jeff Anderson has filed more than 1,500 lawsuits against the Catholic church in the US and thousands more against individuals and organisations, including those belonging to other Christian denominations. His Minnesota firm says it is "aggressively committed" to child protection through civil litigation and he believes there is significant scope to...

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Documents: | 4:21 AM          
Servants of the Paracletes - Tom Doyle report

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Documents: | 4:20 AM          
Fr. Francis Markey Timeline

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