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Vatican recalls priest from US as child porn investigation opens

Vatican City, Sep 15, 2017 / 06:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Friday that after being informed by U.S. officials of a possible breach of child pornography laws on the part of a Holy See diplomat, it has recalled the priest in question and an investigation […]

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Louisiana priest immediately suspended after child porn arrest

Lafayette, La., Jul 28, 2016 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Felix David Broussard, a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette, La., was arrested yesterday for allegedly possessing more than 500 images of child pornography, according to local police. In a statement, the Diocese reported that Bishop […]

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Pontifical university plans to offer diploma in child protection by 2016

Rome, Italy, Jul 2, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Beginning in the spring of 2016, Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University will begin offering an intensive one-semester diploma program on the safeguarding of minors and the prevention of sex abuse by clergy. A new one semester diploma course […]

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Memorial fund honors father who gave life for child with Down syndrome

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 24, 2015 / 09:31 pm (CNA).- When his son fell eight feet into a septic tank while working on their family farm in Virginia, Thomas S. Vander Woude didn't think twice about trying to save him. A former Vietnam fighter pilot and retired commercial […]

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‘A dark day for Australia’: Church laments detention of child asylum seekers

Canberra, Australia, Feb 13, 2015 / 12:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A report detailing the profoundly negative effects of the long-term detention of children seeking asylum in Australia has led Church leaders there to call the government's policy “barbaric.” Asylum seekers – including children –  travel by boat […]

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A look into the rights of child migrants

Washington D.C., Nov 29, 2014 / 04:22 pm (CNA).- In 1999, two teenagers froze to death in the hold of a Sabena Airlines Airbus A330 travelling from Guinea to Brussels. Yaguine Koïta and Fodé Tounkara were found three days after their death among their possessions, including plastic […]

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Bishops praise agreement on low-income child care bill

Bishops praise agreement on low-income child care bill

Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2014 / 02:41 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops’ conference has praised federal lawmakers for reaching an agreement to reauthorize legislation that funds child care and job training for low-income families. “Child care is increasingly important for family stability, as well as finding and […]

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Child protection is ‘gospel priority’ for Church, Pope Francis

Child protection is 'gospel priority' for Church, Pope Francis

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2014 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The protection of minors from sexual abuse is a number one priority for Pope Francis, says the new secretary of a papal commission to protect minors, who believes that the global Church can play a leading role […]

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Child migrant surge originates in traffickers’ lies, bishop says

Child migrant surge originates in traffickers' lies, bishop says

San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Aug 5, 2014 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Central American bishop has said the recent wave of migrants to the U.S., which has included many unaccompanied minors, has been shaped in large part by “false illusions” created by organized criminals and traffickers. […]

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Bishops urge conscience protection for child welfare agencies

Bishops urge conscience protection for child welfare agencies

Washington D.C., Aug 1, 2014 / 05:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three committee chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference are strongly supporting a new bill that protects the conscience rights of child welfare agencies. “As you know, our first and most cherished freedom, religious liberty, is to be […]

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