- Dec 12, 2019
Despite an Italian media report on Thursday, a Vatican spokesperson told Crux there has been no interruption in services in any of the three Vatican-affiliated free medical clinics for the poor in Rome. The media report appears to have confused a situation surrounding a clinic run by an Italian non-profit organization with the pope’s own facilities.
The World Council of Churches working in tandem with many faith leaders in Kenya are trying to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS issues that continue to be a key problem in the nation. On the Day of the African Child, they called on pharmaceutical companies to prioritize the development of affordable, easy-to-swallow HIV drugs for children as one concrete action to implement immediately.
A Chicago woman with a dislodged intrauterine device claims she was turned down for removal of the device at a Catholic hospital and filed suit through the American Civil Liberties Union, but the hospital rejects the charges and insists it offered to remove the IUD.
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