Girls smeared with colored powder celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colors, in Chennai, India, on March 1. The holiday heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over the country. Babu/Reuters
Pink powder fills the air during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India. Anupam Nath/AP
A girl celebrates Holi in Hyderabad , India, on Monday. Krishnendu Halder/Reuters
At school on Feb. 26, children celebrate Holi in Siliguri, India. Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
People covered in colored powder pose for a photo in Gauhati, India, on March 1. Anupam Nath/AP
A worker dries colored powder ahead of Holi celebrations on Feb. 25 in New Delhi. AP
People celebrate Holi in Mathura, India, on Feb. 24. AP
Students in Indore, India, smear color on each other during festivities to mark Holi on Feb. 22. AP
Men covered in colored powder wave as they ride through Mumbai during Holi festivities on March 1. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
Women covered in pink powder have water splashed on them in Allahabad, India, on March 1. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
Celebrations to mark Holi and welcome the coming of spring take place in Mumbai, India, on March 1. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
In Chandigarh, India, a woman has colored powder thrown on her face on Feb. 26 as part of Holi celebrations. Ajay Verma/Reuters
The Vatican said internal disciplinary proceedings are "not open to the public" in order to protect witnesses and the accused, but encouraged victims to report crimes to state authorities.
Naomi O'Leary, Reuters /
December 3, 2013
The Vatican refused to provide a United Nations rights panel with information on the Church's internal investigations into the sexual abuse of children by clergy, saying on Tuesday that its policy was to keep such cases confidential.