In Boston, victims of Church sex abuse face lifetime of healing
16 March 2019 | 5:23 am
In Boston, victims of Church sex abuse face lifetime of healing.
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German police say they are investigating more than 1,600 people from multiple countries on suspicion of possessing or sharing images of child sex abuse. Many of the suspects are themselves children.
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Protesters have blocked roads in Montenegro as the Serbian Orthodox Church prepares to inaugurate Montenegro's next top cleric. They reportedly threw stones at police, shouting: "This is not Serbia."
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