Pennsylvania senate takes up debate over sexual abuse victims’ lawsuits

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania’s Legislature moved closer Wednesday night to settling a yearslong battle over lifting criminal and civil statutes for child sexual abuse crimes in a debate growing out of Roman Catholic Church scandals. The Republican-controlled state Senate voted to dramatically expand statutes of limitation in sexual abuse cases where children as well as […]

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Do more to fight poverty, say European bishops, Caritas

OXFORD, United Kingdom — The Brussels-based commission representing European Catholic bishops has urged the European Commission to do more to combat poverty, warning that one in five EU citizens now face poverty. “Unemployment, adverse economic and working conditions, especially among young people, are affecting millions of families,” the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the […]

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Cameroon prelates lead ‘peace caravans’ to troubled Anglophone regions

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Catholic prelates are leading two “peace caravans” to inform the people of Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions of the resolutions of the Oct. 29-Nov. 4 “Major National Dialogue” aimed at ending a secessionist rebellion in the country. Cameroon’s English-speaking North West and South West regions have been experiencing a civil conflict since 2016, […]

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Argentine officials request arrest of bishop suspended from Vatican job

An Argentine prosecutor has requested international assistance in the arrest of Bishop Gustavo Zanchettta, the currently suspended “assessor” at the Vatican’s de-facto central bank. Zanchetta is facing charges of defrauding the state and “aggravated continuous sexual abuse,” with two former seminarians having filed a criminal complaint against him. According to La Nueva Mañana, prosecutor María […]

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