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US-Based Catholic Cleric Jailed in Sex Abuse Coverup

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based Roman Catholic Church official convicted of hiding child sex abuse by priests was sentenced Tuesday to a prison term of up to six years. Monsignor William Lynn, who oversaw the work of 800 priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was in charge of investigating sex abuse claims against priests from 1992 to 2004. […]

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Philippine Police Launch Special Probe into Missionary’s Murder

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the Philippines have established a special police unit to investigate the shooting death of an Italian-born Catholic priest in the Pacific nation’s violence-plagued south. Father Fausto Tentorio was gunned down Monday inside the compound of his parish church on Mindanao island as he was entering his vehicle. Police say a man wearing a […]

US Calls for Release of Dissident Vietnamese Priest

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is calling for the immediate release of a prominent Vietnamese dissident who has been taken back into custody despite frail health. A U.S. State Department spokeswoman issued a statement late Tuesday expressing “concern” over the re-arrest of Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly. Father Ly has been a long-time critic of Vietnam’s ruling […]

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