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Pope shamed by Church’s abuse failures

BBC:-  Pope Francis has said he is ashamed of the Catholic Church's failure to adequately address the "repellent crimes" of sex abuse by clergy. The Irish prime minister earlier delivered a...

Pope Francis writes letter to Catholics over abuse cases

RTE News:- Pope Francis has written an unprecedented letter to all the world's Catholics asking each of them to help uproot "this culture of death". In the letter, addressed to "the...

Vatican ‘sought deal’ to bury church documents

Irish Times:-  Former president Mary McAleese says she refused to discuss an attempt by the Vatican in 2003 to secure an agreement with Ireland that it would not access church documents. Speaking to The Irish Times,...

Guyana church leaders tell government don’t scrap buggery laws

Demerara Waves:-  At least 100 of Guyana’s Christian Evangelical and Pentecostal church leaders on Sunday collectively called on government not to outlaw buggery, but the country’s major lesbian and gay...

Denmark: First woman charged for wearing niqab

BBC:-  A woman has become the first person in Denmark to be charged with wearing a face veil in public, after a ban came into effect on Wednesday. Local media...

Jamaica: Pastor scolds clergy

Jamaica Observer:-  A local pastor yesterday chided her fellow church leaders for not doing enough to counter human trafficking, as well as sexual, physical, and child abuse. “We need to do...

Ethiopian ‘prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

BBC:-   An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay...

Vatican: Consecrated virgins need not be virgins

Telegraph:-  Consecrated virgins say they are "disappointed" by the Vatican’s new guidance that literal virginity is not necessary. A document released earlier this month says that a woman does not need...

Vatican: More women looking to become ‘consecrated virgins’

The Independent:-  An increasing number Catholic women are taking life-long chastity vows in order to “dedicate themselves” to God, according to the Vatican. The Holy See has issued new guidance on consecrated virginity in...

Jamaica: Church urged to welcome homosexuals, sex workers and transgenders

Jamaica Observer:-  EXECUTIVE director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition Ivan Cruickshank is urging faith-based institutions to create a space in their congregation for marginalised people. Cruickshank said he wants the...