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Pennsylvania priests used faith as a ‘weapon’ to abuse kids — prosecutor

Harrisburg, Pa. --- Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children, a grand jury found, in what the state s top prosecutor called the weaponization of faith. An 884-page report on the statewide grand jury s investigation, released Tuesday, detailed how predator priests used the children s own religious faith and trust in them as religious leaders to victimize and then silence them. One priest

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