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Abuse scandal: Pope accepts resignation of 2 more Chilean bishops

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, bringing to seven the number, who have stepped down since a sexual abuse scandal swept the nation’s Roman Catholic Church.

China wages war on Jesus, burn bibles, close churches, force Christian...

The suppression of religious freedoms is part of an official government campaign to “Sinicize” religion by demanding loyalty to the atheist Communist party. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
The Chinese government is destroying crosses, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith as the crackdown on religious congregations in Beijing and several provinces intensifies.

Sexual abuse: Pope Francis orders probe of American bishop Bransfield

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As the Catholic Church battle to redeem its battered image amid a wave of scandals enveloping leaders within its circle, Pope Francis ordered an investigation of an American bishop Michael Bransfield, accused of sexually harassing adults.

Pastor loses wife after giving ‘fake’ prophesy

A housewife, Deborah Olusola, on Wednesday urged an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi in Ibadan, that her husband, Pastor Sunday Olusola, lured her into marry through fake prophesy.

Caning of lesbians against Islamic compassion: Mahathir Malaysian PM

Mahathir Mohamad: against caning of lesbians
Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad stoked further legal controversy over homosexuality when he   denounced the caning of two Muslim women for attempting lesbian sex.

Pope asks for forgiveness for all kinds of abuse within church

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Pope Francis on Sunday in Dublin renewed his plea for forgiveness for all kinds of abuse of power practised by members of the church and all its institutions.

Pope condemns clergy sex scandals, wants church ‘firm and decisive’ on...

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Pope Francis says clergy sex abuse scandals are an “open wound” that must be treated with “firm and decisive” action.

Buhari treks 800 metres back home after Eid el-Kabir prayer

File: Buhari walking/inspecting his farm
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday joined thousands of Muslim faithful to observe the two raka’at Eid el-Kabir prayer in Daura, Katsina State.

Breaking: Pope accepts resignation of archbishop convicted of child abuse cover-up

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Philip Wilson, an Australian archbishop convicted in May of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s, the Vatican said Monday.

Australian PM to Pope: Sack archbishop convicted of concealing child sex...

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday urged Pope Francis to sack an Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse.