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Australian Denomination Defrocks Megachurch Pastors Amid Sex Scandal - The Roys Report

Australian Denomination Defrocks Megachurch Pastors Amid Sex Scandal - The Roys Report | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Australian pastors Corey Turner & Stacey Hilliar will “lose their ministry credentials” for at least 2 years in wake of sex scandal...

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Pope defrocks founder of another Latin America-based order - Southeastern Missourian 

Pope defrocks founder of another Latin America-based order - Southeastern Missourian  | Apollyon | Scoop.it

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Another founder of a Catholic religious movement has been defrocked for sexual misconduct and abusing his power, the latest in a string of purportedly orthodox, charismatic priests who turned out to be predators.

 

Pope Francis defrocked the Argentine priest, Roberto Juan Yannuzzi, after a four-year investigation determined he had sex with adults under his authority, absolved them of the sin during confession and otherwise abused his power. 

 

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"Defrocking, or dismissal from the clerical state, is the most severe sanction the Vatican can impose on a priest. It is usually reserved for priests who sexually abuse minors. The fact that Yannuzzi was defrocked for having sex with adults, absolving them of the sin and abusing his other powers suggests his misconduct was particularly grave." - Nicole Winfield | AP

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Trump-supporting head of 'Priests for Life' booted by Vatican over 'blasphemous communications' - RawStory.com

Trump-supporting head of 'Priests for Life' booted by Vatican over 'blasphemous communications' - RawStory.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

According to a report from the New York Times, the head of "Priests for Life" has been both rebuked and ousted from the priesthood by the Vatican. Frank Pavone, who was once a religious adviser to former president Donald Trump, was removed by the church in a letter...

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