The Latest: US cardinals say ex-colleague's downfall sad

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' sex abuse summit at the Vatican (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Two U.S. cardinals attending the Vatican's sex abuse pr...

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As China's appetite grows, Brazil worries over future of donkey population

TAPEI (Taiwan News) – There are fears that the rampant demand for a particular traditional Chinese medicine made from donkey hide could threaten to drive some species, like those in Brazil to ne...

Vatican summit on sex abuse focuses calls for accountability

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious super...

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

PARIS (AP) — Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France's bishops have agreed to award financial compens...

Study finds spike in Pennsylvania child abuse-related deaths

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state study released Thursday found the number of Pennsylvania children killed or nearly killed after abuse had occurred spiked recently, increases likely driven by a new defi...

Judge: US violated victim rights in Epstein sex abuse case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida federal judge has ruled federal prosecutors violated the rights of victims by secretly reaching a non-prosecution agreement with a wealthy financier accused of s...

The Latest: Lawsuit takes aim at HBO's Jackson documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a documentary featuring two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as boys (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The estate of Mi...

Abuse victims: Italian law helps bishops dodge investigation

ROME (AP) — U.S. and Italian advocates for victims of pedophile priests are pressing for Italy to overhaul legislation that allows bishops to dodge accountability for predator clergy in the predominan...

A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. His decision w...

Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay laws

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extortion, physical assaults, verbal abuse, denial of state services, forceful evictions, harassment, being disowned by family members. These and many other cha...

Scottish soccer leaders hold talks over fan misbehavior

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Scottish soccer leaders have met with government officials to discuss ways to eradicate misbehavior by fans after a series of incidents at matches this season. ...

The Latest: Pope demands bishops act now to end sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Pope Francis has warned bishops and rel...

Pope Francis opens sex abuse summit by warning bishops the faithful want concrete action, not just condemnation

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opens sex abuse summit by warning bishops the faithful want concrete action, not just condemnation.

Pope opens sex abuse summit amid outcry from survivors

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has opened a high-level summit of church leaders on preventing clergy sex abuse, hoping to impress on bishops from around the world that the problem is global and requ...