Pope Francis has apologized for the Catholic Church's "evil" abuse of generations of Indigenous peoples in Canada, while visiting the site of a former residential school in Edmonton. CBS News' Tanya Rivero and Nikki Battiste discuss the significance of his apology with Chico Harlan, the Rome bureau chief for The Washington Post.
The pastor later apologized after a video of his rant went viral.
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Frederick Woods, now 70, was 24 when he and two other men kidnapped 26 school children and their bus driver in Northern California and buried them.
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An Arizona judge overseeing a high-profile lawsuit accusing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of conspiring to cover-up child sex abuse has ruled that the church may not refuse to answer questions or turn over documents under the state’s “clergy-penitent privilege.” Clergy in Arizona, as in many other states, are required to report information about child sexual abuse or neglect to law enforcement or child welfare authorities. Judge Laura Cardinal ruled on Aug. 8 that the late Paul Adams waived his right to keep his confessions secret when he posted videos of himself sexually abusing his two daughters on the Internet, boasted of the abuse on social media, and confessed to federal law enforcement agents, who arrested him in 2017 with no help from the church.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis has decided there is not sufficient evidence to open a Church investigation into Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet over allegations of sexual assault, the Vatican said in a statement on Thursday. Ouellet, a prominent Vatican official, was named earlier this week in a class action lawsuit against the Quebec Catholic diocese that alleged cases of sexual assault by some 88 priests and staff working at the diocese starting in 1940. In the filing in Quebec Superior Court, an anonymous complainant alleged that Ouellet inappropriately touched her, and made comments that made her feel uncomfortable between 2008 and 2010 when Ouellet was archbishop of Quebec and she was working as an intern in her 20s.
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Florida Christian school says it will only refer to students by 'biological gender,' asks gay and transgender students to leave
Grace Christian School in Valrico, Florida, told parents in an email it will refer to students only by their birth genders and will ask gay and trans students to leave.
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Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Getty/Reuters Disgraced former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg recently found himself in a tough spot I know all too well. Like Weisselberg, I was prosecuted for tax fraud by the government. And like him, I was “dead to rights” and looking for a way to mitigate my circumstances. If you really want to know how all this works, how the government handles offenders like us, and what he’s going through, I’m your guy.It’
A museum in New York City that told the story of the 9/11 attacks from the perspectives of the people affected has closed its building and ended its walking tours, a co-founder said Thursday. After shuttering the doors of the 16-year-old 9/11 Tribute Museum Wednesday evening, volunteers spent Thursday morning coordinating the pickup of a World Trade Center steel beam that was heading for storage, along with other artifacts such as first responders' gear and parts of the two planes that crashed into the buildings. Attendance has decreased from nearly 300,000 a year prior to a six-month closure in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic to a record low of 26,000 in 2021, said Jennifer Adams-Webb, a co-founder of the museum and CEO of the non-profit September 11th Families' Association, which helped start the museum.
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The Archdiocese of Newark said an investigation of allegations against the Rev. Jim Weiner had been concluded, but it offered no other details.
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“We have done our research and know that we aren’t breaking any laws,” the coffee shop’s owner said.
The wife of a renowned Florida oncologist who vanished in the Gulf of Mexico over a week ago filed for divorce the day her husband went missing, according to court records. Dr. Chaundre Cross, 49, vanished on Aug. 10 after setting sail in the Gulf of Mexico aboard his 34-foot Crownline, named “Vitamin Sea,” according to the U.S Coast Guard. He was last seen at departing Naples Bay Resort and Marina around 7:30 a.m. His wife, Sarah Jo Cross, filed for divorce in Collier County the same day, count
Cambodian refugee who came to US as 1-year-old is deported after no pardon from California Gov. Newsom
A 48-year-old reformed inmate who served 25 years in prison was deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Cambodia on Tuesday. Phoeun You, a former child refugee from Cambodia, was sent back to a country he is barely familiar with after failing to get a pardon from California Governor Gavin Newsom. Such a pardon would have allowed him to stay in the U.S., where his family has stayed for decades since fleeing the Khmer Rouge when he was a 1-year-old child.
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A St. Landry Parish correctional officer is facing charges after the sheriff's office said he gave inmates food in exchange for watching sexual acts.
Two people were bitten by sharks on the same day earlier this week off the coast of Myrtle Beach, the local police department said.
A 'flash mob' of looters ransacked California 7-Eleven in a 'street takeover,' police say. Now cops want to stop the crime tactic from becoming a new trend.
"'Flash mobs' have turned from fun spontaneous events to opportunistic criminal occurrences," the LAPD said.
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Protesters at an Indian Independence Day parade in California were shoved and called ‘stupid Muslims’
A large Indian Independence Day parade and festival in Anaheim, California, earlier this week devolved into shoves and Islamophobic slurs after a group of
The Los Angeles Police Department delivered on its promise to tow any vehicles involved in street takeovers.
Lana Batochir, 34, was on a raft with friends when a larger boat reversed into them, police said, dragging Batochir and another with it
American Airlines honors first African-American woman to earn pilot’s license with historic all-Black female crew
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The Los Angeles Police Department released new video and sought the public's help with identifying the people seen on video looting and vandalizing a 7-Eleven store following a street takeover earlier this week.