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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Australian Media Organizations Fined A$1.1 Million for Breaching Gag Order on Cardinal George Pell’s Sexual Abuse Case

An Australian court has fined 12 media groups A$1.1 million (US$842,805) for breaching a suppression order over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s now-overturned conviction in a sexual abuse case. On June 4, Victoria Supreme Court Justice John Dixon ruled …

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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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Use of COVID-19 Vaccines With Abortion Cell Lines is ‘Morally Acceptable,’ Vatican Says

The Vatican told Roman Catholics on Dec. 21 that receiving the COVID-19 vaccines that employed cell lines drawn from tissue of aborted fetuses in its research and production is “morally acceptable.”

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