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Vatican Treasurer Found Guilty Of Raping Children

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AFRICANGLOBE - Cardinal George Pell, once the third most powerful man in the Vatican and Australia’s most senior Catholic, has been found guilty of child sexual abuse after a trial in Melbourne.

Catholic Church Finally Apologizes For Its Role In The Rwandan Genocide

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AFRICANGLOBE - The Rwanda Catholic Church Sunday apologised for its priests’ role in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis, which killed close to one million people. The apology contained in a statement signed by nine Catholic Bishops who constitute the Episcopal Council was read after mass on Sunday. Thousands had been killed inside churches and church compounds where they had sought refuge. Shortly after the genocide, a report by the Organisation of African Unity, now the African Union, described the Church in Rwanda as carrying a “heavy responsibility” for failing to oppose, and even promoting ethnic discrimination. Since 1996, several clergy members of the Church have been convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity by Rwandan courts.

UN Accused Of Secretly Sterilizing Half A Million Kenyan Women

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AFRICANGLOBE - About 500,000 Kenyan women may never bear children after being injected with a contaminated tetanus vaccine last year, the Kenyan Catholic Church claims in its final report on the controversial vaccination drive. Their report cites tests by a joint committee of experts which found that 30 percent of vials from the October vaccination campaign were laced with an anti-pregnancy hormone.

6 Ways Religion Does More Bad Than Good

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AFRICANGLOBE - Most people think religion causes more harm than good according to a recent survey. Surprisingly, even among those who describe themselves as “very religious” 20 percent say that religion is harmful to society.

Sterilization Plot: Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-Fertility Agent In UN Tetanus Vaccines

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AFRICANGLOBE - Kenyan doctors found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told reporters. “They were all laced with HCG.”

Mass Grave For Babies Discovered Under Catholic Nunnery

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AFRICANGLOBE - Locals have known about the grave since 1975, when two little boys, playing, broke apart the concrete slab covering it and discovered a tomb filled with small skeletons. A parish priest said prayers at the site, and it was sealed once more, the number of bodies below unknown, their names forgotten.

UN Denounces Vatican Child Molestation Cover-Up

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AFRICANGLOBE - The UN has rejected a Vatican argument that it cannot implement a children’s rights convention beyond its walls, saying the church has “placed the reputation of the church and the protection of the perpetrators above children’s interests.”

The Three African Popes

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AFRICANGLOBE - During the selection of the pope, many scoffed at the idea that one of the 12 Black cardinals would be picked. However, it would not have been a first. There have been three African popes: Victor (183-203 A.D.), Gelasius (492-496 A.D.), and Mechiades or Militiades (311-314 A.D.). All of them have been declared saints, that is, the Catholic Church feels certain that all three went to heaven

New Pope Already Embroiled In Kidnapping Controversy

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AFRICANGLOBE - The election of Pope Francis, previously Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has resurfaced a decades-old controversy surrounding the kidnappings of two Jesuit priests. Bergoglio was a high-ranking official in the Society of Jesus of Argentina when a military junta was installed in the South American country in 1976.

Ireland Admits Involvement In Catholic Church Slavery of Women

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AFRICANGLOBE - After more than seven decades of exploitation and a 10-year struggle for justice, Ireland on Tuesday admitted its role in the enslavement of thousands of women and girls in the notorious Catholic church run Magdalene Laundry system, but stopped short of issuing a formal apology from the government.
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