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The Reckoning
The Reckoning
The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Nearly two decades after the U.S. Catholic Church vowed to eliminate sexual misconduct by clergy, Pope Francis and his bishops are still reckoning with the crisis of abuse, cover-up and the failure to hold church leaders accountable. The Associated Press explores the church’s greatest credibility crisis since the Reformation.
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Letter to the Vatican
Laura Pontikes reads from a letter she wrote to the Vatican that asked for help to resolve her complaints against the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese for its handling of a case in which she says her priest took advantage of her. (AP Video/Dario Lopez and Allen Breed)
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