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Christian radio host gets 40 years for child sex crimes Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to child abuse As nuns face off against traffickers, priests asked to join the fight Prison sex scandal shocks Philippines Int’l group to look into media killings PNP secret torture chambers exposed
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Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels Catholics, they say, should engage with the process leading to a proposed new deal to be signed in Paris next year. The statement is the first time that senior church figures from every continent have issued such a call.
Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to child 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. In a landmark report, an Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of child sex abuse added that some church institutions and their leaders turned a blind eye to what was going on for years. “Obligatory celibacy may also have contributed to abuse in some circumstances,” the Truth, Justice and Healing Council said.
As nuns face off against traffickers, priests asked to join the fight “In one night, we saved 37 girls,” she said, adding that 10 were minors. The sisters take the women to safety and offer them support and assistance; the women also provide critical information to police, such as names of traffickers and the location of other brothels.
Prison sex scandal shocks Philippines A raid has uncovered drug lords ‘living like kings’ in luxury cells with stripper bars and jacuzzis at the Philippines’ main prison. The sex, drugs and bribery scandal has shocked a country inured to tales of official corruption. The revelations were headline news Tuesday, a day after police commandos swooped on the infamously crowded Bilibid prison complex to verify reports drug rings were operated from behind bars.
Int’l group to look into media killings A solidarity mission led by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will arrive in the Philippines to look into the status of the Maguindanao massacre case five years after the killings that took the lives of 58 people, including 32 media workers.
PNP secret torture chambers exposed       PNP secret torture chambers exposed December 13, 2014 10:33 pm by FR. SHAY CULLEN Who would ever imagine that a secret torture squad attached to the Philippine National Police would use a crudely made “wheel of fortune” to select the torture technique they would use on their victims? Torture is outlawed by […]

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Negotiators are gathered in Lima, Peru, for this year's UN's climate meeting Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels Dec. 19, 2014

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The Catholic Church has come under pressure to reconsider the tradition of clerical celibacy, which although practised for hundreds of years is not an unchangeable part of Church rules ©Mehdi Fedouach (AFP/File) Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to child abuse Dec. 18, 2014

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A woman walks among a blue-chairs installation for Human Trafficking Awareness Day this year in Cali, Colombia. The chairs represent more than 20 million men, women and children who are victims of human trafficking worldwide. (CNS/EPA) As nuns face off against traffickers, priests asked to join the fight Dec. 18, 2014

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