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Pope on abuse scandal: speak out and listen to your children

VATICAN (CNS): The issue of clerical sexual abuse and other crimes and mistreatment of minors and vulnerable adults by Catholic priests and religious and the attempts by bishops and superiors to cover up the facts dominated the news coverage of the Pope Francis’ August 25 to 26 trip to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. 
 

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Shadows over the World Meeting of Families

“We showed no care for the little ones, we abandoned them,” Pope Francis says in a letter to the entire Catholic Church in which he condemned the clericalism, the arrogance, abuse of power and position of bishops and religious superiors in the Church who allow and cover up and thus perpetuate sexual crimes against children (Sunday Examiner, September 26).  
 








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The challenges to family today

What is family to each one of us and how important is it to belong to a family? We all greatly desire and long for a secure happy family whose members love and trust each other, share solidarity, give mutual help and care and are faithful to shared values and goals. They live and work together to meet the basic human needs of all. This is the ideal and beautiful to behold, but sadly and tragically, the reality is frequently far different. So what is the modern family?
 








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Pakistani families denied visas to Ireland for World Meeting of Families

LAHORE (UCAN): Catholics in Pakistan are reeling after the Irish government denied them visas to attend the upcoming August 21 to 26 World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
 
About 10,000 families applied from all over the country. All were refused visas.
 

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World Meeting of Families to focus on The Joy of Love

DUBLIN (CNS): The ninth World Meeting of Families will be held in dublin, Ireland from August 21 to 26, the organisers announced on February 28. A preliminary programme for the Pastoral Congress is scheduled frome August 22 to 24, the festival of families on August 25, followed by the final outdoor Mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on August 26.
 
The Vatican has not confirmed whether Pope Francis will attend.
 

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Dublin gets nod for World Meeting of Families

 

DUBLIN (SE): “The World Meeting of Families 2018 that will be held in Dublin sets out to be not just a passing or even a fleeting celebration of the ideals of the family,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said at the Holy See Press Office on March 30 at a presentation of a letter from Pope Francis to the organisers.

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