Pope Supports Same-Sex Unions, Bahai’s Imprisoned in Iran, Brandeis University Bans Discrimination Based on Caste, China Continues to Suppress Religion, Pope Names First African-American Cardinal
Pope Francis Supports Same-Sex Unions
Pope Francis signaled his support for same-sex civil unions several times in the past, even as far back as when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires, as well as in 2014 and 2017. And he once again voiced support in a new documentary released on Oct. 21.
More Bahai’s Serve Prison Sentences for their Beliefs
Brandeis University’s Caste-Bias Ban Under Fire
China Continues Suppression of Religion
The Chinese Communist government continues to suppress religious belief and practice in China. The country has allowed some censored Christian literature to be distributed, but recently, China Aid says censors have begun removing the words “Christ” and “Jesus” from some publications. The government has also removed hundreds of crosses from Christian churches, removed or destroyed Buddhist statues, has said it will decide who the next Dalai Lama will be, and requires a say in the selection of Catholic Bishops.
Pope Names First African-American Cardinal