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Celibacy linked to sexual abuse


The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given “psychosexual” training.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Top Vatican figure in row over child abuse comments

Australia's Catholic Cardinal George Pell arrives to give evidence to a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia, in Sydney on March 27, 2014. Pell, recently appointed by Pope Francis to head a new Vatican finance ministry, said that some in the Vatican once saw accusations of child sex abuse by priests as coming from "enemies of the church to make trouble". AFP PHOTO/William WEST

Australia’s leading Catholic cleric George Pell, a top Vatican official, came under fire Friday after drawing an analogy between the church’s response to child abuse and a trucking company.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australia investigates ‘pedophile’ father in Thai baby scandal


Australian authorities were Wednesday investigating the father at the center of a Thai surrogate baby scandal who was exposed as a convicted paedophile, to determine whether his young daughter is at risk.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DOJ replaces Pasay City chief prosecutor


PasaY City has a new chief prosecutor, Niven R. Canlapan.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defends Russia’s anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and says Russia needs to “cleanse” itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »