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What Defrock? Top Vatican Priest Convicted, Censured by Church for Child Abuse

What Defrock? Top Vatican Priest Convicted, Censured by Church for Child Abuse
The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted by a church tribunal of sex abuse and has been defrocked, the first such sentence handed down against a top papal representative.
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Largest Share of the Catholic Population Lives in Latin America and the Caribbean

Largest Share of the Catholic Population Lives in Latin America and the Caribbean
According to Pew Research Center data on the distribution of the world's Catholic population, the largest share of the Catholic population (39 percent) lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Catholics Polled: Sex Abuse and Pedophilia is Our Most Important Problem

Catholics Polled: Sex Abuse and Pedophilia is Our Most Important Problem
Asked to say in their own words what they think is the Catholic Church’s most important problem, 34 percent of U.S. Catholics mention sex abuse, pedophilia or some other reference to the scandal. No other problem garners more than 10 percent of responses.
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