More than 330K Children Sexually Abused by French Catholic Church Clergy and Lay Ministers

The clergy and lay members within the French Catholic Church sexually abused more than 330,000 children over the past 70 years, a report has found. According to the 2,500-page report released on Oct. 5, French Catholic priests, deacons, and other …

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Evangelist Ravi Zacharias Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Rape

Influential evangelist Ravi Zacharias has been accused of rape, sexual misconduct, unwanted touching and spiritual abuse in a report by his own ministry. Zacharias, who died last spring, founded the Ravi Zacharias International Ministry (RZIM). RZIM featured 100 speakers and …

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China Reportedly Suspends Religious Gatherings to Contain Spread of COVID-19

Some areas in China will suspend religious gatherings during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, local newspaper Global Times reported. Authorities in the county of Ninghai in eastern China issued a …

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Australian Financial Watchdog Reviews Data on Vatican’s Large Money Transfers

Australia’s financial watchdog announced on Thursday that it is currently conducting a review of its data after clarifications were raised regarding its report that a total of $1.8 billion had been transferred from the Vatican and the Australian Catholic Church since 2014.

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