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US arrests 190 in child pornography crackdown

June 9, 2012 ·  , BBC News

Police have arrested 190 people in a major US crackdown on images showing child sex abuse, officials say. The month-long “Operation Orion” also resulted in 18 children being rescued, federal agents said. Arrests were made mostly in the US but also took place in countries including Spain, Argentina, the UK and the Philippines. The official […]

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More fun in the Philippines?

June 7, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Sex tourism is a world wide reality and those who deny it are living far from reality. In the Philippines an estimated 60,000 commercially sexually exploited children are suffering abuse and lost childhoods according to a UNICEF estimate and millions more worldwide. There are stringent laws against it that are not being enforced.

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The Walk to Freedom and Dignity

April 19, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The day he walked to freedom was a happy day in the life of fourteen-year-old Miguel. For months he had been detained in the Parañaque jail, accused of stealing a pair of flip-flops, worth no more than 50 cents. He was, at first locked in an overcrowded cell that was a living hell of squashed […]

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Can We Believe and Achieve the Resurrection?

April 4, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Christians have celebrated the life, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, we have recalled the dramatic events in that life of one who brought into the world the unconditional, self- sacrificing love that makes us so human and so divine. When we love others like the Good Samaritan, generous, self-giving to a stranger, to […]

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Special SBS report: Child sex tourism in the Philippines

March 3, 2012 ·  By Katrina Yu, diversitydiaries.com

The opening of the Clark airbase and Subic Bay naval base just three hours north of the capital Manila created the designated ‘sex hubs’ of Angeles and Olongapo City that exist today.

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Clerical Abuse of Children Must Be Rooted Out

March 1, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The conference recently held at the Vatican’s Gregorian University brought together cardinals, bishops, priests from over 100 countries and the heads of thirty-three religious orders to tackle the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests.

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Preda Newsletter February 2012

February 24, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen, Preda Staff

Read the stories of the children you are helping to save and news about the great programmes of Preda, how you can save more and do good work to make this a better, happier, and safer world for abused and exploited children. – Fr. Shay Cullen, founder.

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Catholic archbishop urges new anti-abuse rules in Asia

February 9, 2012 ·  , Agence France-Presse

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church in Asia has a “pressing need” for rules against child abuse by priests as the issue has been hidden by “a culture of shame,” the archbishop of Manila said on Thursday. “There is a pressing need to formulate national pastoral guidelines for handling such cases,” Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle […]

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Vatican prosecutor warns on Asia child abuse problem

February 6, 2012 ·  By Dario Thuburn, Agence France Presse

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican’s top anti-abuse prosecutor has warned that the Catholic Church in Asia is falling behind in the fight against pedophilia due to cultural differences over what constitutes child abuse. “The problem is very accentuated in Asia,” Archbishop Charles Scicluna told reporters

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Irish couples return home from Mexico after child adoption nightmare

January 22, 2012 ·  By PATRICK COUNIHAN, IrishCentral.com

The Irish couples innocently caught up in an adoption scandal in Mexico have returned home – heartbroken, shaken and childless. The Sunday Independent reports that the 11 couples are now back in Ireland after police smashed the child trafficking operation in Guadalajara. Legal representatives of the prospective parents have assured the Independent that their clients […]

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