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Pope promises 'solutions' to priestly celibacy: Report

- Pope Francis promised "solutions" to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift a ban on married priests, but was quickly refuted by the Vatican.
In the Media by AFP

Pope slams Church complicity in child sex abuse

- Pope Francis acknowledged Monday that the suicides of clerical sex abuse victims weigh on his conscience as he thanked victims on Monday for shining a light on the "terrible darkness" at the heart of the Catholic Church.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI

Washington - Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Pope excommunicates mafia, urges expulsion from clan heartland

- Pope Francis launched a scathing attack on organised crime during a trip to the heartland of a feared syndicate on Sunday, declaring all mafia members "excommunicated" from the Catholic Church.
In the Media by Vincenzo Pinto with Ella Ide in Rome (AFP)

Boy finds mummified body in abandoned house

Dayton - A boy wandered into an abandoned home only to discover the remains of a mummified body. The coroner stated the body was in the home for five years.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 3 comments

NSW Police find missing Grafton child

Grafton - A four-year-old boy who went missing from a Grafton child-care centre yesterday has been located safe and well and reunited with his mother.
In the Media by Richard Milnes

Pope says 'no privileges' for bishops on abuse

- Pope Francis on Monday warned there were "no privileges" for bishops when it came to child sex crimes and said he would hold a special mass with victims next week in the Vatican.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

UN watchdog demands tougher Vatican abuse fight

Geneva - A UN watchdog urged the Vatican on Friday to live up to Pope Francis' vow to stamp out child sex abuse by priests, calling on the Church to ensure violators face justice.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

Forced labour turns $150 bn in illegal profits each year: ILO

Geneva - From sex workers to farm hands and maids, millions of forced labourers around the world generate $150 billion in illegal profits for their bosses every year, the UN's labour agency said Tuesday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Pope setting up appeal body for priests accused of abuse

- The Vatican on Monday said it was setting up an appeals body for priests under internal investigation by the Catholic Church for alleged child sex crimes.
In the Media by AFP

Sandy Hook truther steals memorial sign

Any parent will tell you nothing is worse than losing a child. Yet, the latest bizarre behavior by the so-called Sandy Hook "truthers" could only make coping harder for Lynn McDonnell and other parents.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

7-year-old girl injured by exploding Samsung Galaxy S2

Astana - A 7-year-old girl living in Astana, Kazakhstan, has received serious burns and injuries to her legs after her Samsung Galaxy S2 in her pocket exploded.
In the Media by James Walker

Vatican has shown 'total commitment' in anti-abuse fight

Geneva - The Vatican on Tuesday said it had shown its mettle in the battle against child sex abuse by priests, telling a UN hearing that it was determined to stamp out the scourge.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

UN anti-torture watchdog grills Vatican over child sex abuse

Geneva - The UN's anti-torture watchdog grilled the Vatican on Monday over efforts to stamp out child sex abuse by priests, as the Church defended an approach which victims said had "failed terribly".
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

Vatican panel to develop 'best practices' to curb sex abuse

- A Vatican panel said Saturday it would develop "best practices" for Catholic parishes to combat child sex abuse by priests as campaigners demanded that the Church discipline "bad bishops" who cover up for their subordinates.
In the Media by Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere (AFP)

Vatican anti-abuse committee begins first meeting

- A new Vatican committee aimed at preventing child sex crimes by priests and caring for victims met for the first time on Thursday in Pope Francis's residence.
In the Media by AFP

Father admits to locking 4 year old son in bedroom for 13 days

Adelaide - A father has been convicted of locking his four-year-old son in his bedroom for 13 days without adequate food or drink supplies.
In the Media by James Walker - 6 comments

Nigerian police free pregnant girls in 'baby factory' raid

Lagos - Nigerian police said Saturday they had raided a home near Lagos where eight pregnant girls were staying with plans to sell each of their newborns for nearly two thousand dollars."Following intelligence report, we discovered and stormed on Friday a baby...
In the Media by AFP

Not just baby talk: Chatting spurs brain development

Chicago - Baby talk is more than just bonding: chatting with your infant spurs important brain development that sets the stage for lifelong learning, researchers said.And while high-pitched, sing-song tones may capture your baby's attention, the best way for the...
In the Media by Mira Oberman (AFP)

Vatican investigates Chilean bishop for sex abuse

Santiago - The Vatican has opened an investigation into a Chilean bishop for alleged sexual abuse, the local Church leadership said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Vatican under global scrutiny after UN sex abuse report

- The UN's damning report on the Vatican's handling of child sex abuse cases has turned up the pressure on the Church to convince a sceptical international community it has adopted a zero-tolerance approach.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

UN watchdog slams Vatican's child abuse record

Geneva - The United Nations condemned the Vatican Wednesday for failing to stamp out child abuse and allowing systematic cover-ups, calling on the Church to remove clergy suspected of raping or molesting children.
In the Media by Jonathan FOWLER (AFP)

BBC staff 'turned blind eye' to Savile abuse

London - BBC staff turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse by star presenter Jimmy Savile of up to 1,000 girls and boys in the corporation's changing rooms and studios, according an internal inquiry leaked Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Vatican grilled on child abuse by UN watchdog

- The Vatican was Thursday pushed for the first time to provide answers to the UN over its commitment to stamp out child sex abuse by priests.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP) - 3 comments

Victims hope UN probe will stem child sex abuse by clergy

Geneva - Victims of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests said Tuesday they hoped UN scrutiny of the Vatican would help finally to hold perpetrators to account and halt future violations.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

Parents underestimate the size of their youngest child

Most parents underestimate the size of their youngest child, often by several inches, according to a new study. This tends to become apparent when a second child is born.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Thousands of carolers grant wish to terminally ill child

An 8-year-old girl, who is suffering from cancer, from Pennsylvania had one of her wishes granted on Saturday: a bunch of carolers singing outside of her home in West Reading.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Child with rare form of cancer gets to go to preschool for a day

Indianapolis - A young girl in Indianapolis with a rare form of cancer got to go to preschool for the first time despite being too young. Ava Parker got her wish granted despite being only two years old.
In the Media by Mike White

Obesity causes children to run slower than their parents

New research has revealed that children today are slower than they were thirty years ago. The American Heart Association has compiled a report which compared information from the past 46 years.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Can stress be passed from mother to child?

Stress, as a physiological condition, cannot be "transferred." However, a stressed mother may have a different bacterial population to one who is not; and the altered bacterial population could pass over to the infant.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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