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  • Over 3,000 children abused in French Catholic churches

    PARIS: At least 3,000 children have fallen victim to sex abuse in the French Catholic Church since 1950, a commission set up to examine claims estimated on Wednesday, adding that the real number may be much higher...

    In the most recent high-profile case, a defrocked Catholic priest was given a five-year jail term in March for sexually abusing boy scouts in his care several decades ago...

  • Pope simplifies Catholic marriage annulment procedure

    The announcement came the week after the pope signalled a more merciful approach to women who had obtained abortions and was another sign of his drive to shake up the hidebound Roman Catholic Church and try to soften some of its more rigid rules...

    2 billion member Church in 2013, replacing Pope Benedict, a theological hardliner well liked by conservatives for seeking to reaffirm traditional Catholic identity...

  • Vatican cricket, a Catholic vs Muslim match and the Karachi connection

    KARACHI: Bats, wickets, helmets, team bags for all this cricket equipment and a Catholic priest in the middle of it! “I know, I know, you must be wondering why I am not around Bibles or crucifixes instead but this is also good work that I am doing here,” laughed Father R...

    We have our selectors but the Catholic nature of thinking is of maintaining balance...

  • Catholic board schools to reopen on 12th

    KARACHI: With various private school associations and the Sindh education department engaged in a tug of war over the extension of vacation due to rains, all schools that come under the Catholic Board of Education announced on Saturday that as per the directives of the provincial government they would reopen on Aug 12...

  • Pakistani-American couple donates $15 million to Catholic university

    An American couple of Pakistani origin announced $15 million for the University of Notre Dame to create an institute that will aim to deepen knowledge of religion and seek to explain how the traditions and practice of various faiths influence world events, a New York Times report said...

    Rafat and Zoreen Ansari, who moved the US more than four-decades ago, are medical doctors who were born in Pakistan
  • Bloody crackdown on Catholic worshippers in Congo leaves one person dead, several injured

    Congolese security forces shot dead a man and injured several others on Sunday in a bloody crackdown on Catholic worshippers who gathered at churches across the country to demand President Joseph Kabila leave power...

    Elsewhere, troops fired tear gas and bullets in the air to break up gatherings at Catholic masses across the capital Kinshasa, in one case arresting 12 altar boys who were leading a protest...

  • South Korea's Catholic church says 'devastated' by sex abuse scandal

    South Korea's Catholic hierarchy on Tuesday said it was “devastated” by allegations that a priest had tried to rape a woman, after she came forward to join the country's burgeoning #MeToo movement...

    The Catholic Church has been rocked around the globe by years of damaging clerical sex abuse cases as well as cover-ups by senior church officials who often ignored victims and protected predators...

  • Australia’s top Catholic cleric to stand trial on sex abuse charges

    MELBOURNE: The Vatican’s finance chief Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday became the highest-ranked Catholic to be sent for trial over historic sex offences, as the elderly priest vowed to fight the charges...

    The inquiry commission spoke to thousands of victims and heard claims of abuse involving churches, orphanages, sporting clubs, youth groups and schools...

  • Catholic church split over abuse scandal

    “The resistance of some bishops” to discuss a crisis which has hit countries from Germany to America and Chile limited talk time at the synod, US Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput told the Catholic News Service agency...

    Eamon Martin, the President of the Irish Episcopal Conference, said some churches were “in denial” and had not given the anti-paedophilia campaign “its proper place”...

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