Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's job in the Trump administration is safe for now, thanks to a live TV press conference that pleased White House officials worried about his role in a plea deal with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Trump aides, who watched the news conferences on TVs scattered around the White House, were relieved by Acosta's measured, lawyerly performance and were surprised that he spent nearly an hour answering questions, according to three people familiar with the situation. He did what he needed to do. At the news conference, the embattled official said he welcomed New York prosecutors' new charges that accuse Epstein of sex trafficking young women and underage girls.
Pope signs new law to prevent child abuse at Vatican HQ and embassies
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ROME — A Chilean victim of clerical sexual abuse who is the key witness in the case of a bishop accused of covering it up says a Vatican investigation must be rigorous and fair if the church is to salvage its reputation on the issue. It was a dramatic U-turn for the pope, who eight days earlier told reporters aboard his plane returning from Latin America he was sure Barros was innocent and that the Vatican had received no concrete evidence against him. As a teenager, Cruz was sexually abused by the Rev. Fernando Karadima, who was found guilty in a Vatican investigation in of abusing him and other teenage boys over many years. Karadima always denied the allegations.
Chilean sexual abuse victim demands thorough Vatican investigation
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The document also issues a strong defense for the protection of the environment in the Amazon, deforestation, illegal mining, and development projects that threaten native cultures and the delicate ecosystem vital for the planet. Theodore McCarrick, once one of the most powerful men in the U. Catholic hierarchy, was expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood in February after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults. Pope Francis ended his conference on the sexual abuse of children by clergy on Sunday by calling for an "all-out battle" against a crime that should be "erased from the face of the earth. Pope Francis attends the four-day meeting on the global sexual abuse crisis at the Vatican.