Ex-US priest on trial in East Timor on sex abuse charges

A defrocked American priest went on trial Tuesday to face charges he sexually abused young girls at his shelter for orphans and children from impoverished families, in the first clergy sex case to emerge in East Timor — the most Catholic place in the world outside the Vatican.

Harassment cases revive outcry against racism at Boston College

Students are demanding a stronger response from Boston College after two recent cases in which white students were accused of harassing Black and Hispanic students in a campus dorm.

Delayed Legion of Christ extortion trial goes ahead in Italy

A judge in Milan has ruled that trial can go ahead in a case in which priests and lawyers of the Legion of Christ Catholic religious order are accused of offering to pay the family of a sexual abuse victim to lie to prosecutors.

Ex-altar boy alleges church covered up his abuse by bishop

A former altar boy who says he was sexually abused by the late Bishop Christopher Weldon has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the suffering he alleges was made worse by a church coverup.