- Dec 8, 2019
The mother of a Michigan teenager who killed himself is suing the Archdiocese of Detroit for the alleged harm she suffered during his funeral when a priest questioned whether her son would go to heaven.
Pressure from land conflicts and decline of expectations and perspectives have led the indigenous populations in Brazil to register some of the highest suicide rates in the country, said the Indigenous Missionary Council, linked to the Brazilian bishops’ conference.
A senior Dutch priest criticized media reports on the death of a teenager experiencing depression, accusing foreign media of “sensationalizing euthanasia” in his country.
A Catholic priest in the Ivory Coast has committed suicide after allegations he had abused an underage girl.
Since 2000, hundreds of depressed farmers in Pappachan’s district of Kerala state in India committed suicide. Recent suicides mostly are attributed to hardships caused by recent severe flooding, but earlier ones have been due to factors like crop failure and debt.