By Boston Globe
The Catholic Church is now dealing with one of many extra dire crises in its lengthy heritage: sexual abuse devoted by way of clergymen, and the following cover-up of that abuse through cardinals and bishops. Get a deal with at the headlines with this explosive exposé by way of the workers of The Boston Globe.
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