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  • Pope Francis must support Venezuela opposition, or lose credibility

    Pope Francis must support Venezuela opposition, or lose credibility

    • May 17, 2017

    The Catholic bishops of Venezuela have been subject to government harassment and violence for their defense of human rights and basic dignity. Last week the Latin American bishops meeting in San Salvador decried the deprivation of basic needs and human rights in Venezuela. Does Pope Francis now need to show greater support for the country’s opposition?

  • Reports suggest Pell could face sex abuse charges in Australia

    Reports suggest Pell could face sex abuse charges in Australia

    • May 16, 2017

    Police in Australia will “take time to consider … advice” from prosecutors over the allegations Cardinal George Pell engaged in inappropriate behavior with young people decades ago. The cardinal, currently the head of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, has issued a “vehement” denial of all accusations against him.

  • Vatican’s financial watchdog cites progress, but still no prosecutions

    Vatican’s financial watchdog cites progress, but still no prosecutions

    • May 16, 2017

    The Vatican’s financial watchdog presented a rosy annual report on Thursday, suggesting a drop in reports of suspicious activity and an increase in cooperation with international partners in tracking transactions. However, there still has been no public prosecution of anyone for financial crimes in the Vatican, which faces a ticking clock to get that done from the Council of Europe’s review process.