Pope Francis was named TIME magazine's Person of the Year. Blessed John Paul II was given the same award in 1994 and
Bl. John XXIII in 1962.
The Pope launched a global anti-hunger campaign called 'One Human Family - Food for All' and called attention to 'waste
and poor use of resources.'
Bishoy Armia Boulous, a prominent Muslim convert to Christianity, has been arrested for allegedly inciting sectarian strife.
Central African Republic
Amid continued civil strife, 10,000 people have sought refuge in a church and monastery in a neighborhood of the nationís capital.
Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children and offer help to victims. A proposed panel of
experts could provide codes of conduct for clergymen and better checks for would-be priests.
The Vatican has refused to provide information requested by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the sexual abuse of children, saying the
cases were the responsibility of the judicial systems of countries where abuse took place.
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