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With Letter on Sexual Abuse, Pope Benedict Returns to Public Eye

ROME — In his retirement, Pope Benedict XVI is apparently tired of hiding. The former pontiff, who declared he would “remain hidden to the world” when he became the first pope in six centuries to abdicate in 2013, has released [...]

Sydney Black accuses L. Douglas Wilder of sexual harassment

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia student who worked with the nation’s first elected African-American governor is accusing him of sexually harassing her by kissing her without consent. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Sydney Black, 22, [...]

Cardinal George Pell Is Jailed to Await Sentencing on Sexual Abuse Conviction

MELBOURNE, Australia — Cardinal George Pell, the highest ranking Catholic clergyman convicted of sexually abusing children, left a courtroom in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday flanked by police officers to spend his first night [...]

Seeking a Fair Trial and a Voice in Sexual Assault Cases. For Victims.

Want more Australian news with a global perspective? Sign up here for the weekly Australia Letter. BRISBANE, Australia — Steven Fisher was prohibited by law from identifying himself as a survivor of sexual abuse, even after the conviction [...]

Pope Francis Calls for ‘All-Out Battle’ to Fight Scourge of Sexual Abuse

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis ended a landmark Vatican meeting on clerical sexual abuse with an appeal “for an all-out battle against the abuse of minors,” which he compared to human sacrifice, but he did not offer concrete policy [...]

Pope Francis Opens Summit on Sexual Abuse: ‘Hear the Cry of the Little Ones’

VATICAN CITY — With his moral authority in question and his papal legacy in the balance, Pope Francis opened a historic summit meeting at the Vatican on Thursday devoted to clerical child sexual abuse, an issue that has for decades devastated [...]

Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick, Ex-Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse

On Saturday, the Vatican spokesman, Alessandro Gisotti, told reporters that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had extended Mr. McCarrick a penal process in which “all his rights were respected” and that his “lawyers [...]

Politician’s accuser speaks about issue of sexual assault

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia’s lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn’t shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing [...]

Fairfax calls on FBI to investigate sexual assault accusations

“The one thing I want to make abundantly clear is that in both situations I knew at the time, and I know today, that the interactions were consensual,” Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax said. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images politics By [...]

Second sexual assault claim triggers call for Fairfax impeachment

The allegation is the second claim of sexual assault this week against Democratic Virginia Gov. Justin Fairfax. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Politics Top Democrats are calling on Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign. He has denied [...]