Religious Education

Vatican: Argentine bishop at Holy See under investigation

Jan 4, 2019

The Vatican has confirmed that an Argentine bishop, who resigned suddenly in 2017 for stated health reasons and then landed a top administrative job at the Holy See, is under preliminary investigation for alleged sexual abuse

US Catholic bishops to pray over clergy sexual abuse scandal

Jan 2, 2019

U.S. Catholic bishops gather for a weeklong prayer retreat at a seminary near Chicago to reflect on the clergy sexual abuse scandal

Bishops won't discuss clergy abuse report at retreat

Dec 21, 2018

The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago says when U.S. bishops gather in Illinois next month, they won't talk about a state investigation that found Illinois dioceses failed to disclose the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children

Ex-Southern Baptist leader indicted on sexual abuse of teen

Dec 21, 2018

A former Southern Baptist official has been indicted in Texas on charges related to the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in 1997, when he was a 25-year-old seminary student in Fort Worth

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga's campus

Dec 17, 2018

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga University's campus

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

Nov 15, 2018

China says 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps

Former Catholic priest gets 20 years in child rape case

Oct 23, 2018

A 76-year-old former Catholic priest has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two middle-school-age children in South Carolina four decades ago

Boston archdiocese expands review of seminary abuse claims

Oct 11, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is expanding an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations at one of its seminaries to all three and bringing in independent investigators

Greek theologians seek school book boycott

Oct 3, 2018

An association of theologians in Greece is urging school teachers not to use new books in religious studies classes, arguing that too much emphasis is placed on other faiths in the predominantly Orthodox Christian country

Afghan council seeks Pakistani cleric's help to end war

Oct 2, 2018

Pakistani cleric says he met with Afghan delegation asking him to mediate between Kabul government, Taliban


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