Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki condemned sexual violence; Bishop Hans-Jochen Jaschke told Germans to wait for details about the perpetrators of numerous sexual assaults that occurred New Year's Eve in Germany.
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The Diocese of El Paso scrapped plans for a border Mass that would have taken place at the same time as the closing Mass of Pope Francis' February Mexico visit.
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The U.N. Security Council discussed Jan. 11 besieged Syrian towns, after reports emerged that tens of thousands of civilians, trapped for months without supplies, are starving to death.
While government officials and analysts praised Japan's offer of compensation for Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japanese imperial occupiers in the 1930s and '40s, others expressed disappointment.
In today's statement, the Ghana Bishops' Conference urged the government to "act in the best interest of the nation by sending these men back to wherever they came from."
One week before a new president takes office, Guatemalan authorities arrested 18 former high-ranking military men Jan. 6 for massacres and forced disappearances.
An independent lawyer reported that 231 members of the famous German "Regensburger Domspatzen" boys choir were abused between 1953 and 1992, three times the diocese's official reported number.