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Crisis, what crisis? How not to handle a pandemic

So far, most countries on the African continent are dealing with Covid-19, but not all leaders are taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously

Cardinal Pell appeals landmark child sex conviction

Cardinal George Pell, found guilty earlier this year on five counts including oral rape and molestation, will begin his appeal against the convictions

Faith is a feminist issue for women in the Catholic church

Women are not permitted to be deacons in the Catholic Church, but that could soon change

Top cardinal gets six years jail for ‘appalling’ choirboy abuse

Australian Cardinal George Pell was sentenced in a Melbourne court on five counts, including oral rape and molestation of boys in 1996-1997

French cardinal convicted over sex abuse cover-up

A court in Lyon ruled that Cardinal Phillip Brown was guilty of failing to report the abuse of a minor between 2014 and 2015.

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South Africa's system failures: Paedophile allowed into the classroom, and SAA pilot flew for 25 years — with no licence

Pope to wrap up landmark Vatican child abuse summit

The 82-year-old has warned victims to lower their expectations, saying that much of the work on tackling abuse would be done post-summit

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx was speaking on the third day of an unprecedented summit of the world's top bishops

Signal summit on sex abuse opens at Vatican

The idea is that the 114 heads of bishops' conferences will return home with clear ideas on how to spot and deal with abuse

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover-up

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial over allegations he helped cover up abuse in one of the parishes in the area

Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravity

The Vatican has already warned that in some countries the church is dragging its feet because of cultural difference over what constitutes child abuse

Pope ‘begs for God’s forgiveness’ for sexual abuse scandal

In front of 45 000 supporters in the west of Ireland, the pope spoke of the 'open wound' of the Church's sexual abuse scandal

Pressure mounts on pope for tougher action on abuse scandals

The pope has admitted that the Church had 'delayed' in applying the necessary sanctions

Pope says on side of victims of US ‘predator’ priests

'Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror'

Churches join  legal fight over Ingonyama leases

The trust board wants people to convert permits into leases, increasing their tenure insecurity

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FNB dragged into bribery claims

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

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National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

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