"We cannot minister to every victim who comes forward and help them out if we don't go this route," said Bishop Salvatore Matano.
Lawyers for the alleged victims call Monsignor Otto Garcia a "fixer" for pedophile priests and "the Michael Cohen of the Brooklyn Diocese."
A suit filed under New York's Child Victims Act claims Howard Hubbard used his position as a priest "to groom and to sexually abuse" a 16-year-old in the mid-1990s.
Paxton Singer, a former youth pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Aurora, asked the teen for naked photos, inquired about his sexual habits and requested the two spend the weekend together.
A Times reporter claims Epstein told him "criminalizing sex with teenage girls was a cultural aberration and that at times in history it was perfectly acceptable."
"It's not just a lawsuit, it's saving children. It's a public safety issue," says Irwin Zalkin, whose firm is representing two plaintiffs in suits naming the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses as defendants.
A bill before the Utah State Senate aims to remove ecclesiastical privilege protecting clergy from having to report confessions of sex abuse.
Jeffery Parks, 51, was a pastor at the Good Shepherd Church.
In the modern era, the festival includes a bonfire and the throwing of bright powders. But critics warn it has a dark side.
Alain de la Morandais said of church abuse: "We always have the impression that it is a rape, that there is violence. But I do not always think so."
In his first television interview since posting bail, the singer told CBS "it's not fair" that he has been charged with sex crimes again.
Abuse started off with a sexualized board game.
Timothy James Sprenger, aged 32, was a resident of Paulding County, Georgia at the time of the discovery of the diary, which was brought to police in June 2017.
Simon Dean Porter, 33, is wanted by the local police and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for the aggravated rape of a child.
"Many young people do not turn to us for anything because they don't feel we have anything meaningful to say," the Pope conceded.
American clergy met with the pope at the Vatican to discuss the sex abuse crisis in the church.
He refused to take no for an answer, she said.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys experience some form of sexual abuse before they're 18 years old.
The pope said that without proof, claims against Bishop Juan Barros were slanderous.
The pope has come under fire in Chile for promoting a bishop linked to a disgraced preacher who sexually abused children for decades.
Displayed on the walls of the brothers' house were photographs of boys who were naked or posed in sexual positions, with captions like "Wow" or "White Meat" taped to the images.
He starred in 1988's "License to Drive" and 1989's "Dream a Little Dream" with Feldman and Corey Haim.
The sport may face allegations on the scale of the Jimmy Savile scandal, former Tottenham player Paul Stewart claims.