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April 2nd, 2010
11:18 AM ET

April 2nd, 2010
11:15 AM ET

German archbishop expresses 'shame' over abuse

The head of the Catholic Church in Germany expressed "sadness, horror and shame" Friday that children were abused by priests and church officials, and called for Good Friday to be "a new start that we all so urgently need."

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch said the abuse scandal that has come to light in Germany in recent weeks and months has shaken the church. Zollitsch met Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican last month to discuss the abuse scandal (pictured).

Read the full story

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Leaders

April 2nd, 2010
11:07 AM ET

'What kind of justice is this?'

That’s the question on many people's minds from India to Iran in reaction to a sentencing of execution by beheading for a Lebanese man in the conservative Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ali Sibat, A TV Psychic in his native Lebanon, was accused of practicing witchcraft while on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. According to a strict interpretation of Islamic Law, a judge decided that this is a crime punishable by death.

Read the full post by CNN Mideast Affairs Senior Editor Octavia Nasr on the AC360 blog

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Islam • Politics

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