The Vatican is testifying in front of a UN committee investigating the abuse of children by Catholic priests. The church says it is addressing the problem, but the committee wants more cooperation.
The two bishops are the latest heads to roll over a child abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church in Chile. The public firings are signs of a new transparency by the Vatican after years of cover-up claims.
Australia's Scout movement "unreservedly" apologized to children who suffered sexual abuse during their time in the organization. The Scouts are a part of a compensation program, which includes the Catholic Church.
Australia's prime minister has apologized to victims of child sexual abuse, saying the state had failed to protect them. The gesture follows a major inquiry that uncovered the alarming extent of crimes in institutions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to extend an invitation to Pope Francis. The head of the Roman Catholic Church had previously encouraged North and South Korea to resolve their differences through dialogue.
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