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Stories with person: Cardinal Justin Rigali
  • Critics slam Philadelphia ex-archbishop's role in pope visit story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.