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News Items: 2017/10/12

2017-10-12

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Catholic Church 'hiding behind the law' over historic abuse compensation claims
A man who was raped and beaten by priests and brothers as a 12-year-old says he felt like a beggar when he asked the Catholic Church for money to pay for medical bills for treatment of the mental and physical illness he suffered as a result of his abuse.
 
2017-10-12

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Pope Francis Demands Catholics Reject the Death Penalty as 'Inadmissible' in Every Form
Pope Francis doubled-down on his demand that Catholics reject the death penalty Wednesday, calling it “contrary to the Gospel” and “inhumane" to human dignity.
 
2017-10-12

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Three Ahmadis sentenced to death for blasphemy
Three members of Pakistan's persecuted Ahmadi sect have been sentenced to death for blasphemy by a court in the central town of Sheikhupura, a community spokesperson said ... The three men were arrested in May 2014 after they tore down religious posters in Bhoiwal, a village about 22km southwest of the city of Lahore.
 
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