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Indian bishop accused of rape arrested

Indian bishop accused of rape arrested

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur was arrested by Kerala police Friday over allegations that he raped a nun repeatedly over the course of two years. The bishop denies the accusations.

South Korea labels abortion an ‘immoral medical action’

South Korea labels abortion an ‘immoral medical action’

The South Korean government included abortion in a list of “immoral medical actions” earlier this month as the country’s abortion law was revised to enable authorities to suspend medical professionals for performing abortions illegally.

In China, government-aligned bishops release ‘Sinicization’ plan

In China, government-aligned bishops release ‘Sinicization’ plan

Continuing a controversial plan, Chinese bishops allied with the government have told dioceses to prepare local versions of a “Sinicization” program to bring the Catholic Church more in-line with the government’s understanding of Chinese culture, society and politics.