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Did senior Catholic clerics hush up sex abuse allegations?

A sex abuse scandal is shaking up the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese. A California court has ordered it to release thousands of pages of confidential files, revealing galling details of high-ranking clerics shielding priests from prosecution over sex crimes. The files echo recurring themes that have emerged over the past decade in dioceses nationwide, where church leaders moved problem priests between parishes and failed to notify authorities.

By Valérie DEFERT

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2015-01-27 Holocaust

Auschwitz, the symbol of industrial-scale extermination

On January 27th 1945, Red Army troops discovered, almost by chance, the Third Reich's largest extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Seventy years on, FRANCE 24 looks back at...

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2015-01-26 Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine dragged deeper into war

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have ripped up peace agreements and vowed to go on the offensive. The Ukrainian authorities have said they will fight back. But...

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2015-01-20 Russia

Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

In these times of international sanctions and economic crisis, the Kremlin is backing new projects to glorify Russian patriotism. These patriotic projects often idolise President...

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2015-01-23 Greece

Greek elections could sweep anti-austerity Syriza party to power

Greeks are set to turn out for general elections this coming Sunday. Opinion polls currently put the Syriza party ahead and in a good position to carry the vote. A coalition of...

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2015-01-22 Japan

Japan leading the way in iPS cell research

Imagine that any cell of the human body can be used to create stem cells: stem cells which are then able to generate cells from any other part of the human organism. Japan is...

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