Since the fall of Communism, Slovenia's Catholic Church had built up a business empire. But it collapsed like a house of cards when the financial crisis struck.
A study by the German Bishops Conference on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is a good thing, but not good enough. There must be consequences and the clergy must be honest, says DW's Christoph Strack.
More than half of the victims were younger than 13 and predominantly male, a new report has shown. The study's findings were based on documented cases that occurred over more than six decades.
A spate of sex scandals has exposed the dark side of the clergy in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Despite growing calls for reform of the church, religious leaders continue to resist.
International aid organizations have reported that Croatian police are using violence to push refugees back into neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina. Croatian authorities deny the accusations.
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