A UN human rights report sharply criticized the Vatican for allowing policies that allowed tens of thousands of children to be abused by priests. No Catholic bishop has ever been sanctioned by the Vatican for sheltering an abusive priest, the report noted.
Diocese bankruptcy: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena, Montana, filed for bankruptcy protection Friday. Court documents show the diocese has assets between $1 million and $10 million, and estimated liabilities between $10 million and $50 million.
A woman in eastern India was gang-raped by 13 men on the orders of a village court as punishment for having a relationship with the 'wrong' man. Police have arrested 13 suspects, and the village chief.