Chilean President Sebastian Pinera poses for a photo after signing a bill that removes the statute of limitations on sex crimes involving children at the government's headquarters in Santiago, Chile, on 11's July 2019. A poster reads: "Time is not an excuse". Photo: Sebastian Rodriguez / Courtesy of the Chilean Presidency via REUTERS THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES.

Chile eliminates the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse amid crisis in the Church

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed a bill on Thursday to remove the statute of limitations on crimes

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Pope Benedict XVI (2) participates in a beatification Mass for Cardinal John Henry Newman at Cofton Park in Birmingham, central England, 19 September 2010. REUTERS / Andrew Winning / File Photo

Pope to Canonize British Catholic John Henry Newman

Cardinal John Henry Newman, one of the most influential and controversial Christian figures of the nineteenth century and an Anglican leader

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Roman Catholic pilgrims on the Caraparu river, in Brazil, part of the Amazon basin. Remote areas are lacking in clergy. Photo: Paulo Santos / Reuters

Roman Catholic Church can allow married men to become priests

The Roman Catholic Church is opening the door to a change in its age-old demand that priests

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The mayor of Nagasaki, Tomihisa Taue, on the left, delivers a letter to Pope Francis 2 in 2018 May, in the Vatican City. (c) Vatican Media Photo provided by the Nagasaki city government)

Pope must visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of November

Pope Francisco will travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in November, in what will be the first papal visit to Japan in

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Buddhist monks holding a replica of a lantern enclosing the eternal flame at Enryakuji Temple in Otsu, Shiga Province, on June 11. (Photo: Jiro Tsutsui)

Eternal flame of the Enryakuji temple will pass through 4 regions of Japan

Burning continuously for 1.200 years, the eternal flame of Enryakuji Temple will be divided for long trips in a relay

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"Future generations must inherit a greatly spoiled world," the Pope said at a Vatican meeting. Photo: Vatican Media / Reuters

Pope says "climate emergency" calls for action

Pope Benedict declared a "global climate emergency," warning of the dangers of global warming and that the inability to

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'Is not it time for an evangelical in the Supreme?' Says Bolsonaro after ruling on homophobia

President Jair Bolsonaro once again suggested the appointment of an evangelical to minister to the Federal Supreme Court in the evening

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The announcement came weeks after the newspaper apologized for publishing a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was considered anti-Semitic. Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

New York Times fails to make political caricatures after criticism

The New York Times has announced that it will no longer include daily political cartoons in its international edition, weeks after

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Awamiya, a mostly Shiite city in Saudi Arabia, where Qureiris' brother allegedly launched an improvised bomb at a police station. Photo: Fayez Nureldine / AFP / Getty Images

Saudi teenager may be sentenced to execution for participating in protests as a child

A young Saudi, arrested when he was 13 years old, could be executed for participating in Shiite-led protests as a child,

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The Vandals left a large crack in the window of the train engraved with handprints. Photo: Robert Tait / The Guardian

Prague Memorial for Jewish children is vandalized

A memorial honoring the escape of Jewish children in most of the Nazis, organized by Sir Nicholas Winton, was damaged in

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In India, Muslims protest against the Chinese government for the mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. Photo: Punit Paranjpe / AFP / Getty Images

US envoy criticizes lack of response from Islamic world to China's attacks on Uyghurs

The US envoy for religious freedom said he was "disappointed" with the response of Islamic

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QR codes that allow visitors to make money offers using a cashless application on their smartphones are seen at an exhibition at the Kokawadera temple in Kinokawa, Wakayama prefecture. Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

Wakayama Temple introduces cashless payment option

A temple in Kinokawa, Wakayama prefecture, has recently launched a system that allows visitors to make money offers using

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Pope Francisco gestures while speaking to the media after his visit to Romania, at 2 in June of 2019. AP Photo / Andrew Medichini / Pool via Reuters

Pope calls on Europe to look beyond ideology towards unity

Pope Francis appealed to Europe to unite and revive the ideals of its founders in the

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Pope Benedict arrives for an audience with participants of a pilgrimage of the Albanian-Italian diocese of Lungro, in the hall of Pope Paul VI, in the Vatican, on Saturday. The Associated Press

Pope: Abortion is never OK

Pope Benedict said on Saturday that abortion can never be forgiven, even when the fetus is seriously ill

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People hold pictures of the 'Black Madonna of Czestochowa' with a rainbow-colored halo at a protest in Warsaw. Photograph: Kacper Pempel / Reuters

European elections: sex and religion dominate campaigns in Poland

The campaign in Poland for the European elections ended in a war of words about religion, sex and morality after

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