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South African bishops: Government must protect women, girls from murder

South African bishops called for action to end violence against women after a spate of killings and rapes sparked outrage in a country with one of the world's highest murder rates.

Faith pledges push global fossil fuel divestments over $11 trillion

Faith organizations have been at the middle of momentum to cut financial ties with fossil fuels, a year after the Go Fossil Free campaign set a goal of achieving $10 trillion divested by 2020. 

Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is referring 12 former clergy for potential criminal prosecution after his office completed a 13-month investigation of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

New admission by diocese could cost Australian church millions in claims

The Australian Catholic Church could face tens of millions dollars in compensation claims after the Diocese of Ballarat in Victoria state admitted, for the first time, it knew of the behavior of a pedophile priest yet continued to move him around from parish to parish.

Fugitive priest faces sentencing in US sex abuse case

A former Roman Catholic priest is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Santa Fe, where a jury found him guilty this year of sexually abusing an altar boy in the early 1990s before fleeing the country.

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country.

New accusations surface against retired Wyoming bishop

A retired bishop already facing a Vatican trial for allegations that he sexually abused minors years ago is facing three new accusations of abuse, said the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Indian church leaders: Child rape charges concocted against priest, nurse

A priest and a nurse working at a Catholic school in India's eastern state of Jharkhand have been held in custody after being charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.

Clearest winner of third debate: The Democratic Party

Distinctly Catholic: The biggest winner of last night's debate was the Democratic Party as a whole: Almost all the candidates delivered their best performances to date, they were in command of the issues and the contrast with the incumbent president was as stark as it could be.

Copy Desk Daily, Sept. 13, 2019

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