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The ‘stolen babies’ trial in Spain finally shines a light on a scandal that cannot be forgotten

Until into the 1990s, doctors, nuns and priests in Spain allegedly stole newborn babies and sold them to couples hoping to adopt.

Mother Teresa India charity ‘sold babies’

"We have found out that some other babies have also been illegally sold from the centre," a police official told BBC Hindi's Niraj Sinha.

Christianity and its persecution of Apostates, Humanists, Pantheists, Deists, Atheists and others

Until the Renaissance the Church was able, more or less, to enforce its monopoly of belief. But during the Renaissance, humanism flourished.

American Catholic Bishop: Ignorance Leads To Blaming Priests For Sex Abuse

"For one thing it shows the ignorance of someone who identifies the Catholic Church and, particularly the priesthood, with sexual abuse."

Teen Rape Victim Jailed for 30 Years for Stillbirth in Catholic Controlled El Salvador

El Salvador - one of five countries where abortion is illegal in all circumstances - has imprisoned dozens of young women for murder.

Holy Horrors: The Holocaust

For century after century after century, the Christian church had designated the people to be despised: the religious believers called Jews.

More than 500 boys abused at top German Catholic school

Physical and sexual abuse took place up to 2015 at Regensburger Domspatzen choir school, referred to by some pupils as hell.

Vatican’s 3rd most powerful figure charged with multiple child sex offences

Cardinal Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the 3rd-ranking official in the Vatican, has been charged with multiple sexual offences.

The Roman Catholic hierarchy: a cabal of power that moves under the guise of benevolence

Through the Vatican’s constant presentation of the Church’s actions as “virtuous”, recognition of the Church as a tyrant has been thwarted.

Holy Horrors: A Grim Pattern

When religion is the ruling force in a society, it produces horror. The stronger the supernatural beliefs, the worse the inhumanity.

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