- Critics slam Philadelphia ex-archbishop's role in pope visit Updated: Sep-28-15 10:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A former archbishop who retired amid allegations he put church interests ahead of clergy sexual abuse victims returned to the city over the weekend to help Pope Francis celebrate Mass, drawing criticism from advocates who said his visibility "rubs salt into deep wounds."
- Pope praises US bishops' response to abuse, angering victims Updated: Sep-23-15 10:00 pm
NEW YORK - Pope Francis praised American bishops on Wednesday for their "generous commitment" to helping victims of clergy sex abuse, drawing an angry rebuke from advocates who said the bishops acted only under the threat of hundreds of lawsuits.
- Archbishop who retired amid abuse scandal returning for pope Updated: Sep-21-15 7:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A former Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia who retired amid a scandal over clergy sex abuse is returning to the city for the pope's visit.
- Victim advocates seek Vatican inquiry into 2 US cardinals Updated: Sep-16-15 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for clergy sex abuse victims urged Pope Francis, on the eve of his U.S. visit, to investigate the child protection records of Cardinal Justin Rigali, the former archbishop of Philadelphia, and Cardinal Raymond Burke, who led dioceses in Wisconsin and Missouri.