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4/22/2002 - Motive for Vatican Meeting on Child Sex Abuse Questioned
Cardinals from across the United States are set to meet at the Vatican this week to discuss pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church....

4/17/2002 - Vatican Focuses on US Pedophile Priests Despite Worldwide Abuses
The Vatican has called a summit of U.S....

4/4/2002 - Lawsuit Launched Against the Vatican for Sex-Abuse Scandal
Two men, who claim to have been sexually abused by priests as teenagers, have filed lawsuits in Florida and Oregon that accuse the Vatican of conspiring with church dioceses and religious orders to protect sex offenders and pedophiles operating within the church....

4/2/2002 - Irish Bishop Resigns
One of Irelands most well-known bishops, Bishop Brendan Comiskey, announced his resignation yesterday amid allegations that he protected a pedophile priest from prosecution....

1/9/2002 - Vatican Directs Priests Accused of Pedophilia to Stand Trial in Secret Church Courts
Scandalized by public outcry over widespread pedophilia and sexual abuse committed by Catholic clergy, Pope John Paul II issued a directive ordering the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith to set up guidelines for handling the problem....

11/27/2001 - Pope Apologizes for Sexual Abuse of Nuns
Pope John Paul last week apologized to those who were victims of sexual abuse and rape committed by clergy members, including priests....

11/9/2001 - Vatican Denounces UN Effort to Save Refugees
While Afghan women are in the midst of a refugee health crisis that threatens the lives of millions, the Vatican has criticized efforts by the United Nations to provide sound healthcare information and services....

8/29/2001 - Bush Administration Will Attend U.N. Childrens Session
A State Department spokesperson announced late yesterday that, despite concerns over abortion-related language, the Bush Administration does plan to send a delegation to the United Nations General Assembly session on children this September....

5/25/2001 - Bush Undermines Powell in Refugee Bureau Nomination
In a move that does not resemble compassionate conservative politics, President George W....

3/27/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part IV
Exploited Nuns Go Unheard A young Islamic woman converts to Christianity, alienating her family and effectively banishing herself from the community she has grown up in....

3/9/2001 - Report Exposes Catholic Groups Ties to Anti-Abortion Organization
A report by Catholics for a Free Choice released this week exposes the connection between the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CAFHRI), a conservative anti-reproductive rights group that lobbies the United Nations, and the anti-abortion group Human Life International, and reveals shocking remarks about Hillary Clinton made by its president Austin Ruse....

11/3/2000 - Vatican Denounces RU 486
The Vatican has denounced the sale of RU 486 (also known as mifepristone) and has suggested that Catholic chemists refuse to sell the pill as conscientious objectors....

9/5/2000 - Women In Sudan Banned From Working
The governor of Sudan's Khartoum state, Mazoub Khalifa, announced a decree banning women in the capitol city of Khartoum from working "in public places where they are in direct contact with men." Kalifa states that the decree, "is to honour women, uphold their lofty status and put them in the appropriate place that respects the values and observes the tradition of our nation." A survey conducted this week in Khartoum found that the decree was observed in public places where women university students worked. Sudan has long held a less than favorable record on women's human rights that continues with its refusal to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)....