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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chicago’s Cardinal George Gives Video Deposition In Priest Abuse Case

By Manya Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Lawyers began recording the testimony of Cardinal Francis George on Thursday amid a widening scope of sex-abuse allegations against defrocked Roman Catholic priest Daniel McCormack, a precaution taken in the event that Chicago’s archbishop’s health prevents him from testifying in a future trial. George announced in March that […]

May 30, 2014

Charges Filed In Beating, Robbery Of Elderly Chicago Priest

By Rosemary Regina Sobol, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Charges were filed against a parolee who is accused of beating and robbing an elderly priest at his South Side Chicago Catholic church in 2011. Jerrell Harris, 21, was charged with aggravated battery, home invasion, and robbery, police said. Harris was picked up Thursday as he was paroled […]

May 16, 2014

Dutch Priest Who Lived In Syria For Decades Is Slain At Home

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A Dutch priest who lived in Syria for almost five decades and refused to evacuate this year from the rebel-held Old City area of Homs was shot and killed at his residence early Monday, according to official accounts. Father Frans Van der Lugt […]

April 7, 2014