BOSTON (AP) - The director of a rehabilitation center for abusive priests has himself been suspended over sexual abuse allegations dating from the 1970s.
TORONTO (AP) - He was depicted as a frail old man perhaps unable to withstand the rigors of providing spiritual guidance to Catholic pilgrims joining him for World Youth Day.
CHICAGO (AP) - Michael Bland said he was molested by a Roman Catholic priest as a child, but his love for the church remained and he later became a clergyman.
Many U.S. Roman Catholics welcomed Pope John Paul II's statement on sex abuse Tuesday as a long-awaited acknowledgment that the church has mishandled molestation claims and harmed innocent people in the process. Advocates for victims were anxious to hear what solutions the Vatican would support.
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