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Church Scandals

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.

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.

The Vatican Hall of Shame

So many Vicars of Christ have been denounced as the “Worst Pope Ever” that we have to settle for a Top Ten list.

Transsexual people cannot be godparents, says Vatican

Congregation for the doctrine of the faith says gender reassignment is ‘against man’s nature’, hence those seeking it lack ‘moral requirement’

The Inquisition – one of the most appalling gifts to human tyranny

Along with its judges, the Inquisition had its armed retainers, extortionists, spies, and of course, torturers and executioners.

Demanding justice for women and children abused by Irish nuns

The priest would sit in here and we would go in here to tell him our sins. But what sins did we have? We were…

Australia reveals over 4,000 alleged incidents of abuse by Catholic priests

More than 4,000 children, mostly boys, were allegedly sexually abused by Catholic priests in Australia over decades, an investigation says.

Christian bullying in history

The worst incident at demonizing in history? There are so many, but arguably the most vile was the “Blood Libel” of the Jews.

Catholic Church withheld names of more than 500 Illinois priests accused of abuse

The Catholic Church in Illinois withheld the names of at least 500 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors, the state’s attorney general says.

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."

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