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Minnesota man, charged with attacking ND priest, calls him a rapist at court hearing – TwinCities.com

TOWNER, N.D. — A Minnesota man charged with attacking a rural North Dakota priest last month referred to the victim as a rapist during a court hearing Thursday.

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Chad Legare, 42, of Alexandria, Minn., is accused of attacking a North Dakota priest, the Rev. Robert Wapenski, in January 2018. (Forum News Service)
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A North Dakota priest, the Rev. Robert Wapenski, was allegedly attacked in January 2018 by Chad Legare, 42, of Alexandria, Minn. (Forum News Service)

Facing three felonies, including attempted murder, Chad Legare of Alexandria, Minn., appeared in North Dakota’s McHenry County District Court hours after deputies extradited him.

Legare, 42, did not enter a plea, but answered a question about whether he posed a threat to anyone if he were released on bail.

“As long as John Doe didn’t rape any other

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Defrocked pedophile priest, 66, who abused dozens of little boys lived out the last seven years of his life in …

A defrocked Catholic priest suspected of sexually abusing dozens of young boys in the 1980s and 1970s, spent his final years living with his new husband, rumored to be as young as 15 years, and going online using fake aliases to meet young men.

James Brzyski was found dead in a Super 7 motel on Seminary Road in Fort Worth, Texas, last September, CBS News reported.

An autopsy found that the 66-year-old, who suffered from heart disease, had a high quantity of vodka and anti-depressants in his system but police ruled out foul play. He’s buried in a pauper’s grave in Arlington in October.

James Brzyski (left as a priest in the 1970s and 80s) was found dead in a Super 7 motel on Seminary<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5359839/Defrocked-pedophile-priest-used-online-aliases-meet-men.html

Investigation reveals secret life of pedophile priest James Brzyski …

DALLAS – A former Catholic priest suspected of sexually abusing as many as 100 boys in the late 70s and 80s, spent his last seven years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he used an alias on social media to meet young men. CBS DFW reports that James Brzyski, considered one of the worst abusers in the history of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was found dead in September in a Fort Worth motel room.

An autopsy revealed Brzyski suffered from heart disease and was full of vodka and anti-depressants at the time of his death.

Records, obtained through the Texas Public Information Act, show that police recovered a laptop, thumb drives and a cell phone from Brzyski’s room. Fort Worth Police detectives, however, said they found nothing further to investigate.

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Fort Worth motel where James Brzyski was found dead.

But while Brzyski’s

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Investigation reveals secret life of pedophile priest James Brzyski

DALLAS – A former Catholic priest suspected of sexually abusing as many as 100 boys in the late 70s and 80s, spent his last seven years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he used an alias on social media to meet young men. CBS DFW reports that James Brzyski, considered one of the worst abusers in the history of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was found dead in September in a Fort Worth motel room.

An autopsy revealed Brzyski suffered from heart disease and was full of vodka and anti-depressants at the time of his death.

Records, obtained through the Texas Public Information Act, show that police recovered a laptop, thumb drives and a cell phone from Brzyski’s room. Fort Worth Police detectives, however, said they found nothing further to investigate.

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Fort Worth motel where James Brzyski was found dead.

But while Brzyski’s

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/james-brzyski-pedophile-priest-lived-secret-life-in-texas/

Pedophile Priest James Brzyski’s Secret Life In North Texas « CBS …

Pedophile Priest James Brzyski’s Secret Life In North Texas

Was a Pedophile Priest with HIV Who Raped Children Crucified?

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A priest with HIV who raped children was exonerated by the Catholic Church and then crucified.




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On 24 December 2017, the disreputable web site Neon Nettle reported that a pedophile priest with HIV who was exonerated by the Catholic Church after raping young children had met a gruesome end when he was crucified:

A pedophile priest, who was found guilty of raping 30 children while infected with HIV but forgiven by the Vatican, has been found dead outside his church.

Earlier this year, Catholic priest Jose Garcia Ataulfo admitted to raping 30 young girls aged between 5 and 10 years old in Oaxaca, Southern Mexico.

Ataulfo was cleared of any wrong-doing by the church and didn’t face any criminal charges, despite the fact that he knew he was infected with HIV when he sexually abused all

Read more at: https://www.snopes.com/pedophile-priest-crucified/

Pope Defends Chilean Bishop Accused of Covering Up Pedophile Priest Case

Pope Francis has forcefully defended Chilean Bishop Juan Barros, who has been accused of concealing a priest’s sexual abuse of children, saying he has no evidence the allegations are true.

“The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will speak,” the pope said in response to a reporter’s question Thursday about Barros prior to celebrating an open-air mass in the northern Chilean city of Iquique.

Chile’s most infamous pedophile priest, Fernando Karadima, was given a lifetime of “penance and prayer” during a church proceeding when victims publicly disclosed their accusations in 2010 following years of complaints to leaders that he kissed and fondled them when they were teenagers.

Many Chileans are still angry about the pope’s 2015 decision to appoint Barros, a Karadima protege, as bishop of the southern city of Osorno. Barros’ controversial appointment has divided the diocese, as he has denied being aware of Karadima’s abuse, and local

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Russian court sentences pedophile Orthodox priest to 14 years

ST PETERSBURG – Agence France-Presse

A Russian court sentenced an Orthodox priest to 14 years in a penal colony on Jan. 17 in a pedophilia case that dragged on over four years after he had initially fled the country.

The court in Priozersk, a city in the northern Leningrad region, found cleric Gleb Grozovsky guilty of sexually abusing three children younger than 14 at two religious holiday camps.

“Gleb Grozovsky was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment at a high security penal colony and to restricted movement for a year after his release,” the court said.     

The court also ordered Grozovsky to pay 400,000 rubles ($7,072) to each of his victims’ families.According to investigators, Grozovsky molested an unspecified number of children at an Orthodox children’s camp in northern Russia in 2011 and a similar camp on the Greek island of Kos in 2013.     

Grozovsky said “there was no event of a

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Pope’s letter detailed concerns over fallout from Chilean pedophile priest

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Vatican was so concerned about the fallout from Chile’s most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his decades-long crimes to resign and take a year’s sabbatical – a revelation that comes just days before Pope Francis makes his first visit to Chile as pope.

A confidential 2015 letter from Francis details the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by the Vatican and Chile’s bishops to deal with the prelates connected to the disgraced Rev. Fernando Karadima. And it reveals the bishops’ concern about Francis naming a Karadima protege, Bishop Juan Barros, to the helm of the diocese of Osorno – an appointment that roiled the diocese, with hundreds of priests and lay Catholics staging protests against him.

Chile’s Catholic Church was thrown into crisis in 2010 when former parishioners publicly accused Karadima of sexually abusing them when they were minors, starting in the

Read more at: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/01/11/popes-letter-detailed-concerns-over-chile-bishop/