FORMER POPE BENEDICT FAILED TO ACT OVER ABUSE, NEW REPORT FINDS

Thu 20 January 2022: The legal company that conducted a major investigation concluded on Thursday that former Pope Benedict XVI failed to stop four pastors accused of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Munich. According to lawyer Martin Pusch of Westpfahl Spilker Wastl, who was charged by the church to conduct the investigation, […]

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INDIA: MUSLIM GIRLS WEARING HIJAB BARRED FROM ATTENDING CLASSES IN KARNATAKA

The photo of the girls sitting on the stairs of the college that went viral on social media. Tue 18 January 2022:  Bengaluru, India – When A H Almas, 18, and two of her friends stepped into their classroom on a December morning, the teacher immediately yelled at them: “Get out.” The Muslim girls were not […]

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CAIR URGES US GOV’T TO PROBE GROUP ACCUSED OF ‘SPYING’ ON MUSLIMS

Sat 15 January 2022: Washington, DC – A prominent Muslim civil rights organisation in the United States has called on the US government to investigate a group it has accused of spying on members of the Muslim community. Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), on Wednesday urged the FBI and other agencies to […]

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INDIA’S SUPREME COURT ORDERS PROBE FOLLOWING ‘MUSLIM GENOCIDE’ HATE SPEECH

Thu 13 January 2022: India’s Supreme Court has issued notice to a northern Himalayan state following a petition that sought to prosecute several Hindu religious leaders for allegedly calling for a “genocide” of Muslims at a closed-door meeting last month. Three Supreme Court judges on Wednesday said they were notifying the Uttarakhand state government that […]

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INDIA FREEZES MOTHER TERESA CHARITY’S ACCOUNTS AMID HATE ATTACKS ON CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

Tue 28 December 2021: India’s government has frozen the bank accounts of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity (MoC) in West Bengal, says the state’s political leader, dealing a blow to one of the country’s most prominent groups running shelters for the poor. The move on Monday came after several right-wing Hindu groups disrupted Christmas mass […]

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ITALY’S PLUNGING BIRTHRATE IS A ‘TRAGEDY’, SAYS POPE FRANCIS

Mon 27 December 2021: Pope Francis bemoaned Italy’s severely dropping birth rate, saying it poses a threat to the country’s future. During his weekly address in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis said  “The demographic winter is a real worry, at least here in Italy. It seems that a lot of people have lost […]

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