Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any top church leaders, despite concluding the Catholic Church was involved in “long, sustained and far-reaching cover-up.” Schmitt released details of a 13-month investigation of religious leaders within the Archdiocese […]

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Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

BANGKOK — Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its diplomatic representative in Thailand, Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, announced the Thai stop on Friday. […]

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