Posts Tagged ‘charges’

Aussie bishop acquitted on sex abuse charges

Friday, February 19th, 2016

An Australian bishop has been acquitted of historic sexual abuse charges after a trial in Perth. Bishop Max Davis, who stood down as head of Australia’s military ordinariate, was found not guilty on six charges of indecent dealings with male children and youth between 1969 and 1972. In this time, he was dormitory master at Read more

Priests charged with murder of seminary rector

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Four more priests have been charged with the murder of a seminary rector in India in 2013. Ten people, including six priests, have now been accused of being involved in the death of Fr K.J. Thomas. His body was found inside St Peter’s Pontifical Seminary in Bangalore. Police have filed charges in a Bangalore court. Read more

Priest in gun for pointing musket at boy in football spat

Friday, October 9th, 2015

A US priest has pleaded not guilty to charges that came after he pointed a functioning but unloaded musket at an 8-year-old boy. Fr Kevin Carter of New Jersey was charged with child endangerment and aggravated assault. Authorities said the September 13 incident was spurred by a football rivalry, but Fr Carter maintained that it Read more

International Criminal Court won’t charge Benedict XVI

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The International Criminal Court has turned down a bid to bring charges against Pope Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity. The court found “no basis” for an investigation of the charges brought by groups representing sex-abuse victims, who had claimed that the Vatican perpetuated the molestation of children. The lawyer for the Holy See had Read more