Top Trenders: Pope Speaks Out Against Clergy Sex Abuse

Top Trenders: Pope Speaks Out Against Clergy Sex Abuse

Pope Francis called for zero tolerance of clergy sex abuse, saying a priest who abuses a child betrays the body of the Lord.
Here are your Top Trenders for Tuesday, May 27th!

NUMBER 5 - DEADLINE FOR STERLING TO RESPOND TO NBA
Today is the deadline for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to respond to the NBA. The league is trying to terminate Sterling's ownership rights, after a recording of Sterling on a racist rant surfaced last month. He owns the team with his wife, Shelly, through a family trust. Sterling also has an opportunity to a presentation at a special board of governors meeting, scheduled for June 3rd.

NUMBER 4 - POPE SPEAKS OUT AGAINST CLERGY SEX ABUSE
Pope Francis spoke out Monday against sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. On the plane ride back from the Middle East, the pontiff said he plans to meet with victims in early June. He called for zero tolerance of clergy sex abuse, saying a priest who abuses a child betrays the body of the Lord. Speaking in Italian, Pope Francis told reporters on the papal plane that three bishops are under investigation.

NUMBER 3 - COLORADO MUDSLIDE SEARCH
Three men in Colorado are still missing after an enormous mudslide that's estimated to be 250 feet deep in places. The mudslide tore off the side of a mountain in the small town of Collbran. It happened Sunday, and impacted the irrigation supply for area ranchers. In addition to helicopters, crews are using unmanned aircraft with infrared technology in the search for the three men.

NUMBER 2 - MISSING NIGERIAN GIRLS LATEST
In Nigeria, the government's chief of defense staff says he knows the whereabouts of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the militant group Boko Haram last month. But an air chief marshal says because of the location where the girls are being held, the Nigerian military will not use force to rescue them.

NUMBER 1 - CALIFORNIA DEMONSTRATORS PROTEST VIOLENCE
Just days after Friday's rampage that left six people dead in California, a small group of demonstrators gathered Monday to protest the violence. The protest focused in particular on the violence against women. Two of the victims were sorority sisters who were shot outside their college house at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Friday's mass killing ended when Elliot Rodger, 22, died from what authorities say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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