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Mormons Pulling 400,000 Youths out of Struggling Boy Scouts

KAYSVILLE, Utah — For decades, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of Boy Scouts of America’s greatest allies and the largest sponsor of troops. But on Jan. 1, the Utah-based faith will deliver the latest blow to the struggling organization...
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Cardinal Pell Sent to Prison for Abusing 2 Boys in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral in a crime the judge said showed "staggering arrogance." Cardinal George Pell ...
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Former Major Leaguer Wetteland Charged With Child Sex Abuse

DENTON, Texas — Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show the 52-year-old Wetteland was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond. Authorities h...
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Pope: Priestly Abuse Scandals Driving Catholic Faithful Away

TALLINN, Estonia — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations. "They are outraged by sexual an...