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Kenyan Catholic bishops are urging citizens to guard the country's peace, as a prolonged election standoff is taking its toll on the country's economic and social conditions. ...read more
The Pope proclaimed 35 new saints, including the "Martyrs of Natal," a group of 30 priests, laymen, women and children who were killed in 1645 during a wave of anti-Catholic persecution in Brazil. Also among the new saints were the "Child Martyrs of Tlaxcala, three children who were among the first native converts in Mexico and who were killed for refusing to renounce their faith. ...read more
The catechism needs to be more explicit against capital punishment. The Pope insists that capital punishment is inadmissible under any circumstance. ...read more
The Declaration of Rome was the final document produced by participants at the ‘Child Dignity in the Digital World’, world congress that ended last week. This “first-of-its-kind” document is a comprehensive list of recommendations and action items what will be the starting point for a unified, global attack against online child sex abuse and exploitation: implemented by governments, industry, church and law-enforcement agencies alike. ...read more
Microsoft has been in the fight against online Child abuse for decades. Jacqueline Beauchere, the Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft shares some of policies and technologies they’ve developed, in response to this rapidly growing crisis while Antigone Davis, the Head of Global Safety Policy from Facebook, gives a stirring address, about some of the ethical and moral questions that underline their work. ...read more
Peter MacKay, Canada’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs under the Harper government is in Rome attending the conference and talks to us about why he's there, what he brings & what he hopes to take away from the conference. ...read more
In today’s extended edition of Perspectives, we’ll continue our highlight coverage of the “Child Dignity in the Digital World” congress, with some exclusive interviews with some leaders in the fight against child sex abuse. ...read more
Child Dignity in the Digital World Conference, is bringing together politicians, internet entrepreneurs, law enforcement and NGOs from all over the world, to discuss ideas and policies on how to keep children safe online. The Salt and Light team is on the ground in Rome covering the congress, and over the next few days, we will bring you special coverage, footage, and interviews from this event. ...read more
The Bishop's assembly has elected two Bishops to serve as the President, and Vice-President of the CCCB for the next term. ...read more
Now, here’s an interesting fact. This wasn’t the first time Canada was consecrated to the Virgin Mary. The first, was in 1947, during the National Marian Congress in Ottawa where the event was witnessed by over 200,000 people. So why do it again 70 years later? Conference President, Bishop Douglas Crosby, talks to Emilie Callan about why it was important for the Bishops to consecrate the country once again. ...read more