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Dr-Phumzile-Mlambo-Ngcuka

African women wage war against challenges

4 November 2019, 5:53 PM

African women have waged war against various challenges they face on the continent.

George Pell departs the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne.

George Pell returns to jail after losing appeal against sex abuse convictions

21 August 2019, 9:24 AM

George Pell, the highest ranking Catholic worldwide to be convicted of child sex offences, was sentenced in March to six years in jail after being found guilty on five charges of abusing the two boys at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Pope Francis

Pope decrees bishops must be directly accountable for sex abuse or cover-ups

9 May 2019, 4:24 PM

Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday; making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.

Bill Cosby settles defamation lawsuit brought by seven women

6 April 2019, 8:05 AM

Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby on Friday settled a federal defamation lawsuit brought by seven women who said the former actor and comedian sexually assaulted them.

Francis and Ezzati

Francis accepts archbishop of Santiago’s resignation

23 March 2019, 6:06 PM

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Chilean Cardinal Riccardo Ezzati, who had agreed to step down along with his country’s bishops over sexual abuse cases and their cover-up.

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