- Aug 8, 2020
Twenty-five years after anti-abortion protests led to almost 2,700 arrests outside local abortion clinics, the city of Wichita in Kansas is bracing for another anniversary round of demonstrations under the heading of the “Summer of Mercy,” with local police preparing a 60-page operational plan.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet with Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders during his Sept. 30-Oct. 2 trip to the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan, adding a strong inter-religious dimension to an already politically delicate trip. The Vatican on Monday released the itinerary for the Caucasus trip,
The lawyer for Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, one of five defendants accused of stealing secret Vatican documents on finances insists that Nuzzi had a duty to publish the material. and that the Vatican lacks jurisdiction since the alleged crimes occurred in Italy.
Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Brazilian Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto, who had been accused of shielding priests who committed sexual abuse, and who admits making mistakes but who also blames defamatory news reports for his downfall.
A 46-year-old man who went public in 2003 with charges of sexual abuse by a priest in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was found hanged in his home on Friday, with his lawyer saying, “The demons he’s been dealing with since he was molested finally won out.”
In order to obtain refugee status, people have to go through extensive processes, including fleeing from the country in conflict, registering as a refugee with the United Nations, waiting — sometimes for years — to be approved, and undergoing the resettlement process amid confusion and anxiety.