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Methodist official suggests background checks for aspiring religious ministers

Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church in Saint Lucia, Seth Ampadu, has suggested that background checks be conducted on persons aspiring to become ministers of religion. He made the suggestion...

Pope urges bishops to fight abuse

VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Francis on Saturday urged newly-ordained bishops to fight abuse and reject what he termed the "clerical" culture which has seen a series of sex abuse scandals...

Review of the Policy for Faith Based Organisations

Press Release:-  The Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture & Local Government will be hosting a National Stakeholder Consultation for the Review of the Policy for...

Australia: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession

BBC:-  The Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquiry's recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession. The five-year inquiry found tens of...

Archbishop ‘in hiding’ after accusing Pope of sex abuse cover-up

BBC:-  A former Vatican diplomat who accused the Pope of covering up reports of clerical sex abuse is lying low over fears for his safety, it is claimed. Archbishop Carlo Maria...
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Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter

BBC:-   Pope Francis has refused to respond to claims by a former Vatican diplomat who has called on him to resign. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano also accused the Pope of...

Jamaica: SDA church appeals to members to report abuse

Jamaica Observer:-  FAMILY, children and adolescent director of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Dr Lorraine Vernal is appealing to the church community to report criminal and abusive violations...

Pope faces call to resign over abuse cover-up claim

Sky News:- A former Vatican official has claimed Pope Francis had known about allegations of sex abuse against a prominent cardinal in the US for years. As the pontiff brings the...

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...