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07:16 AM ET

Ex-members spar with Scientology over beating allegations

Marty Rathbun used to beat people. He admits it. But he says he was pressured to do it by his boss.

Rathbun, pictured, was once a senior official of the Church of Scientology, reporting directly to church leader David Miscavige. He says that Scientology's leadership fostered a culture of violence among its top ranks and that Miscavige "constantly pushed me to get physical with people" during his time among its top ranks.

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Filed under: Leaders • Scientology

March 31st, 2010
07:09 AM ET

Archbishop: Mistakes made in priest sex abuse case

The archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, apologized repeatedly Tuesday night for the way his archdiocese handled an abusive priest and he defended the Vatican which has come under fire for not disciplining or defrocking the man.

"Mistakes were made in the Lawrence Murphy case," said Archbishop Jerome Listecki at the end of a special holy week mass at St. John's Cathedral in Milwaukee.

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Filed under: Catholic Church

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