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By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A leading British member of a papal advisory commission on sexual abuse who has been among the most outspokenly critical of the Vatican has left the group, the Vatican said on Saturday, in an embarrassment for the Holy See. A statement said that at a commission meeting "it was decided" that Peter Saunders would take a leave of absence. Saunders, himself a victim of sexual abuse by a priest, did not immediately reply to a telephone message requesting a comment on the circumstances of his departure.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) - Lindsey Vonn put in a devastating display to win the women's downhill in Garmisch on Saturday and claim her 76th World Cup victory to edge closer to Ingemar Stenmark's record. The US ski queen obliterated the field, building up speed down the Kandahar course to shave half, then nearly a full second off Fabienne Suter's previous fastest time before crossing the line 1.51 sec ahead of the Swiss skier, who finished second. Germany's Viktoria Regensburg was third in front of her home crowd, finishing 1.57sec behind Vonn.