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Catholic Church grapples with sex crimes in Germany

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Catholic Church grapples with sex crimes in Germany

In Germany, there are increasing calls by Catholic groups for Pope Benedict to make a statement about a growing scandal involving violence and sexual abuse. The latest chapter involves allegations of such abuse against children in a boys' choir. For more on the sex scandal, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Nikolaus Piper, and Deutsche Welle reports.

Posted: March 15, 2010 13:20   Comments: 9
Turkey frees man who attempted to kill pope John Paul II

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Turkey frees man who attempted to kill pope John Paul II

Mehmet Ali Agca was released from a prison on the outskirts of Ankara and taken away in a motorcade. In 1983, two years after his incarceration, the pontiff visited Agca and forgave him for the shooting. Yet, authorities are still unsure what motivated the assassination attempt. Agca is said to be mentally unstable and even told reporters today that he is a messenger of God.

Posted: January 18, 2010 10:26   Comments: 22
Rumors, confusion hinder battle against HIV in Cameroon

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Rumors, confusion hinder battle against HIV in Cameroon

In Africa, several governments have implemented male circumcision as part of their AIDS prevention strategies. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Cameroon who works to fight HIV/AIDS discusses the dangers of relying extensively on circumcision, given widespread rumors and misinformation.

Posted: June 9, 2009 12:50   Comments: 6
Israel parses pope’s words at Holocaust memorial

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Israel parses pope’s words at Holocaust memorial

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Israel on Monday on a highly politicized visit, during which he paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust. Peter Eisner examines the pope's words in the wake of controversy surrounding some of the religious leader's previous comments and actions.

Posted: May 12, 2009 11:58   Comments: 1
Vatican approves “godcasted” prayer book

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Vatican approves “godcasted” prayer book

The Vatican has approved an iPhone application for the first time. "iBreviary" is a prayer book available on iTunes and created by Italian priest Father Paolo Padrini.

Posted: December 22, 2008 12:43   Comments: 1

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