via BBC News A high-ranking Philadelphia Roman Catholic Church official has been found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child in a sex abuse case. Monsignor William Lynn was acquitted of two additional charges. Prosecutors alleged that Lynn, who supervised hundreds of priests, helped cover-up child sex abuse, often by transferring priests to new […]

Jewish groups and victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests have condemned the Pope’s preacher for comparing criticism of the pontiff to anti-Semitism. US-based abuse victims’ group Snap said the remarks were “morally wrong”. The head of Germany’s Central Council of Jews described the Easter sermon as unprecedented “insolence”. The Catholic Church has been rocked […]