UN Refugee Agency urges other countries to help Italy

Italy should not be the only country taking in migrants, who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday, backing Rome’s call for burden-sharing. Earlier, Italy threatened to turn away foreign ships ran by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that carried rescued migrants unless other EU countries agreed to help. “Solutions cannot just…

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

Australia’s highest-ranking Roman Catholic clergyman, Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell, has been charged by Australian police over sex allegations from “multiple complainants.” The Vatican has released a statement of support for Pell, citing his “honesty.” “Cardinal Pell is facing multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offences,” Victoria state police deputy commissioner Shane Patton told the…

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