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Victims of historic child sex abuse speak out, after Catholic Church refuses to accept “liability” for the crimes of their priests

Victims of historic child sex abuse speak out, after Catholic Church refuses to accept “liability” for the crimes of their priests

Posted: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:57

The Catholic Church is refusing to accept "liability" for long-term sex abuse that went on at the Mirfield Junior Seminary, despite paying out £120,000 to eleven victims of child sex abuse.

Pope adds to the pressure on Poland to reverse its ban on ritual slaughter

Pope adds to the pressure on Poland to reverse its ban on ritual slaughter

Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:25

The Pope has promised Jewish and Muslim leaders in Poland that he will do his best to overturn the ban on religious slaughter that was agreed by the Polish Constitutional Court in January.

Poll shows widespread European indifference to the reign of Ratzinger

Poll shows widespread European indifference to the reign of Ratzinger

Posted: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:02

Most people think that Pope Benedict XVI – who ceased to be head of the Catholic Church yesterday – and his leading Catholic bishops have not been influential in their societies.

Pope gives personal backing to Europe wide anti-abortion push

Pope gives personal backing to Europe wide anti-abortion push

Posted: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:28

The Pope has given his personal support to a campaign being run by right-wing Catholics to have abortion "defunded" throughout the European Union.

Pope renews attack on IVF

Pope renews attack on IVF

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:00

Speaking at a conference on infertility in Rome, the Pope has renewed his attack on IVF treatments. He said artificial methods of getting pregnant were 'arrogance', insisting that sex between a husband and wife was the only acceptable way of conceiving.

Pope attacks ‘radical secularism’ and orders US bishops to twist the arms of politicians over abortion

Pope attacks ‘radical secularism’ and orders US bishops to twist the arms of politicians over abortion

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:02

The pope has again railed against what he sees as the dangers posed by "radical secularism".

Spending public money on proposed Catholic jamboree in London will be vigorously protested

Spending public money on proposed Catholic jamboree in London will be vigorously protested

Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:10

A priest in the Diocese of Westminster has begun a campaign for London to host the Vatican's World Youth Day in 2016.

Protest the Pope rally sees thousands march through London's streets

Protest the Pope rally sees thousands march through London's streets

Posted: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 20:41

As many as 20,000 secularists marched through the streets of London to protest against the state visit of Pope Benedict XV1.