Former Pope Benedict XVI blames Catholic Church’s abuse scandal on 1960s sexual revolution

Former Pope Benedict has blamed the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal on the effects of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, homosexual cliques in seminaries and what he called a general collapse in morality. Critics accused Benedict, who before becoming pope in 2005 was for 23 years in charge of the Vatican doctrinal office that… Read More Former Pope Benedict XVI blames Catholic Church’s abuse scandal on 1960s sexual revolution

U.S. charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion

British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador’s embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information. Hours after the frail-looking Assange, with white hair and a long beard, was carried head-first by… Read More U.S. charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion

U.S. jury convicts former New Mexico priest Arthur Perrault of child sexual abuse

A former Catholic priest who fled the United States after allegations he abused children in New Mexico was convicted on Wednesday by a U.S. jury of child sexual abuse, prosecutors said. After an eight-day trial, a federal jury in Albuquerque, New Mexico, found Arthur Perrault guilty of six counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one… Read More U.S. jury convicts former New Mexico priest Arthur Perrault of child sexual abuse

Protesters demand civilian government following military ouster of President Omar al-Bashir

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces on Thursday, but protesters took to the streets demanding the military hand over power to civilians. The ouster of Bashir followed months of demonstrations against his rule. In an address on state… Read More Protesters demand civilian government following military ouster of President Omar al-Bashir

British police arrests WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuadorean embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on Thursday by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy, where he has been holed up for nearly seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault investigation. A video posted online showed an agitated, frail-looking man with white hair and a white beard being… Read More British police arrests WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuadorean embassy

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir steps down following protests

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to form a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday. The minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, Adel Mahjoub Hussein, told the Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that there are consultations to form a… Read More Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir steps down following protests