Pope thanks journalists for helping expose Church sex scandals

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday thanked journalists for helping uncover the clerical sexual abuse scandals that the Roman Catholic Church initially tried to cover up. The pope praised what he called the “mission” of journalism and...
Supporters and opponents face off over Ghana’s anti-LGBT law

Supporters and opponents face off over Ghana’s anti-LGBT law

ACCRA (Reuters) – Supporters and opponents of Ghana’s new anti-LGBT bill faced off in parliament on Wednesday in the first public hearings into the proposed legislation that would make it a crime to be gay, bisexual or transgender. Akoto Ampaw, a lawyer...
World has become deaf to plight of the poor, pope says in Assisi

World has become deaf to plight of the poor, pope says in Assisi

By Yara Nadi and Philip Pullella ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Friday that the world had become deaf to the plight of the poor and condemned those who become disproportionately rich while blaming the needy for their own fate.     Francis...