Cardinal Walter Brandmüller made headlines last week, after he told German news agency DPA that debate over the clerical sexual abuse crisis should not “forget or silence the fact that 80% of the cases of sexual assault in the Church affected male youths not children,” adding that a connection between homosexuality and sexual abuse has been “statistically proven.”
The influential Catholic Church has questioned the official results of the Democratic Republic of Congo's controversial presidential election.
Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was named the winner on Thursday.
However, the Church, which posted 40,000 election observers, says the result does not match its findings.
Construction of the first-ever church built in Republican-era Turkey will begin at the end of the February in Istanbul, an official has said. The paperwork has been done and a permit issued, Bülent Kerimoğlu, the mayor of Istanbul’s Bakirköy municipality, told reporters on Jan. 8 while meeting with Yusuf Çetin, the Syriac Orthodox Church’s metropolitan for Istanbul and the capital Ankara.