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October, 2012

Pampanga archdiocese to seek Among Ed's dispensation

October 17, 2012 ·  , Ding Cervantes, The Philippine Star

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga , Philippines  – Archbishop Paciano Aniceto will seek Pope Benedict XVI’s dispensation for Ed Panlilio, the Liberal Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Pampanga. The dispensation will remove Panlilio’s priestly powers and exempt him from his vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. In an interview with The STAR, Fr. Larry Sarmiento, spokesperson for the San Fernando […]


Jimmy Savile: TV star's sex abuse victims may now total 40

October 16, 2012 ·  ,

Sex fiend Jimmy Savile‘s victims may now total 40, police said tonight (Friday October 12). And Scotland Yard confirmed it is now pursuing 340 lines of inquiry. So far 12 allegations of sexual offences have been officially recorded but this number is increasing, the force said. Metropolitan Police detectives are in contact with 14 other […]



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World Report 2012: Philippines Human Rights watch

October 15, 2012 ·  ,

The Philippines is a multiparty democracy with an elected president and legislature, a thriving civil society sector, and a vibrant media. Several key institutions, including the judiciary and law enforcement agencies, remain weak and the military and police still commit human rights violations with impunity. Armed opposition forces, including the communist New People’s Army (NPA) […]


Educating Children is the Road to Freedom

October 12, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Educating Children is the Road to Freedom by Fr. Shay Cullen Email: (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) The only way out of grinding poverty and a life of child labor in the developing world is to give the children an education. […]


Three million girls "missing" as a result of selective abortions and infanticide in India

October 12, 2012 ·  ,

Mumbai (AsiaNews) – Some three million Indian girls were “missing” in 2011 compared to two million boys, this according to Children in India 2012: A Statistical Appraisal released yesterday by the Central Statistical Organisation. For Dr Pascoal Carvalho, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the figures show “that India lost three million girls […]


Nobel Prize winner was told by teacher his dreams of being scientist were "completely ridiculous"

October 10, 2012 ·  ,

A British scientist won the Nobel prize today – and proudly revealed his school report said it would be a “waste of time” for him to pursue science. Cambridge professor Sir John Gurdon, 79, won the coveted Nobel medicine or physiology award for his groundbreaking stem cell research published in 1962. But he still keeps […]


Former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky sentenced for sex abuse of children

October 10, 2012 ·  , USA TODAY

(USA TODAY) – BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, whose sexual abuse of children triggered a cascading crisis that still shadows the state’s largest university, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison Tuesday. The sentence issued by Judge John Cleland means that the 68-year-old former coach, convicted of […]


Pakistani Activist, 14, Is Shot by Taliban

October 10, 2012 ·  By ROBERT MACKEY, Agence France-Presse

  A spokesman for the Taliban in Pakistan¹s Swat Valley took responsibility for the shooting on Tuesday of a 14-year-old activist who is an outspoken advocate of education for girls. The attack on Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head on her way home from school in Mingora, the region¹s main city, outraged many […]


Bishop of Sendai: Stop discrimination against the people of Fukushima

October 10, 2012 ·  , AsiaNews.IT

Sendai (AsiaNews) – The radiation that hit the area in Fukushima after the terrible accident of 11 March 2011, “considering the fact that we have enjoyed a high energy-consuming lifestyle until now…should be addressed not only by residents in and around Fukushima prefecture, but Japan as a whole”.  This was stated in a public appeal […]

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