Pedophilia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25066/all en German minister slams Catholic bishops over abuse study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-minister-slams-catholic-bishops-over-abuse-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Minister backs researcher over Church sex abuse study</p> <p>* Questions Church's commitment to independent investigation of abuse</p> <p>By Alexandra Hudson</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Germany's Justice Minister praised on Thursday a criminologist sacked by the German Roman Catholic Church over his research into clerical sexual abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-minister-slams-catholic-bishops-over-abuse-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Pedophilia Religion Religion and children Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732622 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican official thanks media for uncovering Church abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/vatican-official-thanks-media-uncovering-church-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* New sexual crimes prosecutor says media "did a service"</p> <p>* Church in past often accused media of irresponsibility</p> <p>* Abuse scandals first uncovered by media in Boston in 2002</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>ROME, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Vatican's new sexual crimes prosecutor on Tuesday acknowledged that the U.S. media "did a service" to the Catholic Church through its aggressive reporting on child abuse that helped the Church "confront the truth".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/vatican-official-thanks-media-uncovering-church-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Entertainment Pedophilia Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:15:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746938 at http://www.globalpost.com Good riddance, sex abuse victims tell pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/good-riddance-sex-abuse-victims-tell-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Benedict XVI did nothing to punish pedophile priests or Church seniors who looked the other way, according to US and Irish victims hoping his successor will focus on fighting sex abuse.</p> <p>Barbara Blaine, founder and president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, called the outgoing pope's record "dismal."</p> <p>"He has made lofty statements. He has not matched those statements with deed or action. Under his reign, the children remained at risk," Blaine said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/good-riddance-sex-abuse-victims-tell-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Pedophilia Religion Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:30:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753208 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Y. cardinal questioned in Milwaukee sex-abuse cases http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/ny-cardinal-questioned-milwaukee-sex-abuse-cases <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 20 (Reuters) - New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a leading candidate to become pope, was questioned on Wednesday in a legal deposition about cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests while he was the head of the archdiocese of Milwaukee, a church lawyer said.</p> <p>Dolan was deposed in New York for three hours by attorneys representing more than 500 people who claim they were sexually abused by clergy at the Milwaukee archdiocese, which Dolan headed from 2002 to 2009, said Frank LoCoco, an archdiocese attorney.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/ny-cardinal-questioned-milwaukee-sex-abuse-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Pedophilia Religion Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761740 at http://www.globalpost.com Top British Catholic quits after sexual advances claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/top-british-catholic-quits-after-sexual-advances-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric resigned as head of the Catholic Church in Scotland with immediate effect on Monday in the wake of claims that he made sexual advances towards priests.</p> <p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien -- who steps down as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh -- denies the allegations, which date back to the 1980s, but he apologised to anyone offended by "failures" during his ministry.</p> <p>The 74-year-old had been due to be the only British cardinal to vote on a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI following the pontiff's shock resignation on February 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/top-british-catholic-quits-after-sexual-advances-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Keith O'Brien Pedophilia Religion Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:30:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766134 at http://www.globalpost.com British cardinal apologises for sexual conduct http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-cardinal-apologises-sexual-conduct-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned last week as Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, on Sunday admitted that his sexual conduct had "fallen below the standards expected of me".</p> <p>A statement released by the former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland apologised "to those I have offended... to the Catholic Church and people of Scotland."</p> <p>The 74-year-old had been due to be the only British cardinal to vote on a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI following the pontiff's shock resignation on February 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-cardinal-apologises-sexual-conduct-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Keith O'Brien Pedophilia Religion Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:45:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772285 at http://www.globalpost.com Clergy abuse victims try to sway pope vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/clergy-abuse-victims-try-sway-pope-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As cardinals prepare for the conclave to elect the next pope, the victims of sex abuse by clergymen are trying to ensure the vote doesn't go to anyone they accuse of helping cover up the scandal.</p> <p>The Catholic hierarchy had a final day of talks in Rome on Monday before going into lockdown in the Sistine Chapel for the vote, after former pontiff Benedict XVI's shock resignation -- the first for 700 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/clergy-abuse-victims-try-sway-pope-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest International Theological Commission Pedophilia Religion Roman Curia AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:00:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780108 at http://www.globalpost.com Clergy abuse victims try to sway pope vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/clergy-abuse-victims-try-sway-pope-vote-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As cardinals prepare for the conclave to elect the next pope, the victims of sex abuse by clergymen are trying to ensure the vote doesn't go to anyone they accuse of helping cover up the scandal.</p> <p>The Catholic hierarchy had a final day of talks in Rome on Monday before going into lockdown in the Sistine Chapel for the vote, after former pontiff Benedict XVI's shock resignation -- the first for 700 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/clergy-abuse-victims-try-sway-pope-vote-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest International Theological Commission Pedophilia Religion Roman Curia AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:00:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780247 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain karate teacher gets 302 years for raping pupils http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/spain-karate-teacher-gets-302-years-raping-pupils <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Spanish court handed a 302-year jail sentence Friday to a karate champion for raping dozens of pupils at his martial arts school in the country's biggest ever paedophilia scandal.</p> <p>Fernando Torres Banea held "orgies" involving minors at his school and chalet in Las Palmas on the Canary Islands, telling his pupils that sex would make them better at karate, said judge Salvador Alba, reading out his ruling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/spain-karate-teacher-gets-302-years-raping-pupils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pedophilia AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:32:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784867 at http://www.globalpost.com French boat school founder jailed 12 years for sex abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/french-boat-school-founder-jailed-12-years-sex-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The founder of a French alternative school that took students on boat trips on the high seas was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for the rape and sexual abuse of six children.</p> <p>Leonide Kameneff, 76, was on trial with three former staff and crew for the rape and sexual abuse of nine former pupils between 1981 and 1994.</p> <p>Kameneff, a former child psychotherapist, got the harshest sentence requested by prosecutors, who had asked the Paris criminal court for minors to jail him for 10 to 12 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/french-boat-school-founder-jailed-12-years-sex-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leonide Kameneff Pedophilia Social Issues AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:31:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791457 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: French boat school founder jailed 12 years for sex abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/corrected-french-boat-school-founder-jailed-12-years-sex-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The founder of a French alternative school that took students on boat trips on the high seas was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for the rape and sexual abuse of five children.</p> <p>Leonide Kameneff, 76, was on trial with three former staff and crew for the rape and sexual abuse of nine former pupils between 1981 and 1994.</p> <p>Kameneff, a former child psychotherapist, got the harshest sentence requested by prosecutors, who had asked the Paris criminal court for minors to jail him for 10 to 12 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/corrected-french-boat-school-founder-jailed-12-years-sex-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leonide Kameneff Pedophilia Social Issues AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:46:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791471 at http://www.globalpost.com AKF workshop http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/akf-workshop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Al-Khidmat Foundation, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa organised a workshop for street children here in Child Protection Centre (CPC) Akhundabad.</p><P>The title of the workshop was the role of parents in the grooming of their children.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/akf-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child abuse Child grooming Pedophilia Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:48:11 +0000 Asianet 5810651 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina bishop forced to pay over priest sex abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/argentina-bishop-forced-pay-over-priest-sex-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Argentina court ordered a bishop from a town outside Buenos Aires to pay damages of $30,000 plus ten years' interest to a priest sex abuse victim, according to the ruling released Monday.</p> <p>The appeals court ruling, handed down on April 9, came just days after Pope Francis, originally from Argentina, told Vatican disciplinarians to act "with determination" against the scourge of pedophile priests.</p> <div class="field 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little to halt and expose paedophile priests, victims of abuse by the clergy said Tuesday.</p> <p>David Clohessy, director of the US-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), said he had few hopes of a massive shake up by Pope Francis, who since being elected in March has made several pronouncements urging action.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/victims-urge-un-challenge-vatican-child-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Pedophilia Religion Social Issues Year of birth missing AFP Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:35:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5860294 at http://www.globalpost.com Landmark settlement between church and sex-abuse victims approved in Quebec http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130703/landmark-settlement-between-church-and-sex-abuse-victims-app <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - A judge has signed off on a landmark agreement to compensate victims of sex abuse that occurred for decades within a Roman Catholic organization in Quebec.</p> <p>While walking away from news crews outside the courtroom, one victim said the grieving could finally begin.</p> <p>The $18-million mediated settlement, the largest in Quebec and one lawyers have said could even be the largest ever in Canada, was officially enacted as Quebec Superior Court Justice Claude Auclair signed the agreement Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a 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