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Vatican Treasurer Found Guilty Of Raping Children

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

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.

German Catholic Archdiocese Richer Than The Vatican

AFRICANGLOBE - The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cologne in Germany has disclosed it is worth $3.82 billion), making it richer than the Vatican. Publication of the first full report of its wealth reflects greater financial transparency within the German Church since Pope Francis removed a bishop in Limburg

UN Denounces Vatican Child Molestation Cover-Up

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.”

Vatican Money Stolen Through Uganda

AFRICANGLOBE - Information indicating that some Ugandans connived with fraudsters in the Vatican to siphon money belonging to the Catholic seal has shocked Catholics in the mainly Christian east African country.

WikiLeaks Cables Confirm Collusion Between Vatican and Dictators

AFRICANGLOBE - On September 11, 1973, a CIA-backed coup involving the Vatican and led by general Pinochet overthrew the elected government of Socialist Party President Salvador Allende. In Pinochet’s 17-year dictatorship, thousands of left-wing activists, students, trade unionists and anyone suspected of opposing Chilean and international capital were killed or disappeared by the regime.

God’s Racket: Why It’s High Time to Shut Down the Vatican...

AFRICANGLOBE - It’s a place where angels fear to tread; where criminals, frauds and mysterious corpses turn up as regularly as rats in the metro. The Institute for Works of Religion, commonly known as the Vatican bank, was set up in 1942 by Pope Pius XII to manage the vast Vatican finances. Often referred to as the world’s most secret bank, the operation is run by a CEO and overseen by five cardinals who report directly to the Pope.