- Dec 14, 2019
The eternal city is pretty used to invasions, having experienced numerous cases of raids and sacks, not to mention the yearly incursion of tourists. But this summer a different kind of troop will come to Rome: Over 5,000 scouts will arrive August 3 flaunting pro-European and pro-Christian sentiments.
As several Italian cities were issuing Code Red heat-wave advisories in early August, a group of young Italian scouts rented three donkeys and set off walking on a 65-mile pilgrimage across the country’s mountainous center.
The Catholic Church, Australia’s largest denomination, on Wednesday became the first non-government institution to commit to the 3.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.9 billion) national plan to compensate victims of child sex abuse.
With a strong media focus on Pope Francis and the Church’s reaction to Donald Trump, it’s sometimes easy to forget Catholicism is a worldwide faith of 1.2 billion people. Here’s a roundup of issues facing the Church around the world, from Venezuela and Argentina to Israel and the UK.