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Priest admits violating ban on ministry to children, says actions are ‘my fault alone’

Asserting his actions were “my fault alone,” the Roman Catholic priest who violated a court-sanctioned agreement to stay away from children wrote in his resignation letter that he attended youth retreats and heard confessions from minors without the knowledge of his superiors in the…  …

Child porn found on Montana priest’s Nintendo DS

A Roman Catholic priest in Montana has been charged with felony sexual abuse of children after sexual images of naked children were found on his Nintendo DS gaming console and personal computer. The Missoulian reported that a woman called authorities last October to report that nude images of young boys…

New York priest sentenced to prison for altar boy rapes

PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts (Reuters) – A New York man convicted of raping two altar boys while he was a Roman Catholic priest was sentenced to spend more than 20 years in prison on Wednesday. Gary Mercure’s “ghastly, incomparable acts” inflicted immeasurable suffering on his victims, said Judge John Agostini in handing…

World’s tallest Jesus looms over Poland

SWIEBODZIN, Poland (AFP) – Work on the world’s tallest statue of Jesus was completed Saturday in Swiebodzin, western Poland, looming three metres higher than the Christ figure towering over Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Measuring 39 yards in height, the Christ of Swiebodzin weighs in at an estimated 440 metric…

Police: Conn. priest stole $1M for male escorts

A Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has been arrested on charges he stole $1.3 million in church money over seven years to use for male escorts, expensive clothing, and luxury hotels and restaurants. Waterbury police say the 64-year-old Rev. Kevin J. Gray was charged Tuesday with first-degree larceny. Gray is…

Church sued victim of convicted sex abuser: report

AP: Pope refused to defrock convicted priest A Catholic diocese in Canada sued the victim of a convicted pedophile priest, driving the victim to attempt suicide several times, according to a newspaper report published Sunday. The church’s move would prove to be a successful tactic to force the victim to…

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