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New abuse suits could cost church over $4 billion

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NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan office at one of ...

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Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to ...

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Georgia AG opens sex abuse investigation of the state’s Catholic Church – home to D.C.’s next archbishop

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Georgia’s attorney general Tuesday has followed more than a dozen state prosecutors by reportedly opening a probe into sex abuse claims against the Catholic Church – this time in a region whose leader heads in a few weeks to take ...

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Justice Department asks Catholic dioceses across the country to preserve abuse-related records

The U.S. Justice Department, which last month launched a federal probe into clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church, has sent a sweeping call to Catholic dioceses across the country to preserve documents related to abuse. The Catholic news site ...

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Washington’s attorney general opens probe into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy

WASHINGTON – District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine said Tuesday that his office has launched an investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Washington, the latest in a string of state-level law enforcement officials now ...

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