Posts Tagged ‘Rape’

Raped nun forgives her attackers Comments 0

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

An Indian bishop has said a 71-year-old nun who was the victim of a gang rape has forgiven her attackers. Bishop Joseph Gomes of Krishnagar, who visited the nun in hospital on Monday, added: “She told me that ‘justice should be done’.” “This should be never be repeated or happen to anyone else.” The attack Read more

Italian nuns raped, killed and decapitated in Burundi Comments 0

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Three Italian nuns were raped and beaten before two were decapitated and another murdered in a convent in Burundi. The bodies of Srs Bernardetta Boggia, 79, Lucia Pulici, 75, and Olga Raschietti, 82, were found in their dormitory in Kamenge, north of the capital Bujumbura. Police said three suspects had been detained for questioning as Read more

Women appalled by Church Leader’s comment about sexual violence Comments 0

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Author, blogger and Pacific female advocate, Lani Wendt Young, has published a blog post criticising Deacon Kasiano Le’aupepe comments about sexual violence, which has fuelled support from Pacific females around the world. Le’aupepe, who Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Churches,  has urged girls and women to bite men who sexually assault them. “In fact”, he said “they Read more

Have a quarter of pacific men really committed sexual assault? Comments 0

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

A statistic based on a United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence led many to believe that one in four men admitted to sexual assault in Asia and the Pacific. But is this founded on evidence or merely a misreading of the research? Numbers, we’ve learned time and time again, can be deceiving. After Read more

Fiji priest faces rape allegations Comments 0

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

A priest in Fiji who has been accused of rape and multiple allegations of sex related crimes has been placed in police custody for his own safety. Kolikoli was charged with one count of rape and three counts of indecent assault following a complaint lodged by a 21-year-old on Feb. 24 Police prosecutors say further Read more

Hepworth has no confidence in Church rape investigation Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

A day after an investigation by prominent Adelaide QC, Michael Abbott, found there was no substance to an allegation of rape against one of its senior clerics, the complainant, Traditional Anglican Bishop John Hepworth has filed a complaint with the South Australian police. Bitterly disappointed with the Church investigation, Hepworth said he had no choice but Read more

Australian priest found not guilty of rape Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The Catholic Church in Adelaide has found there is no substance to an allegation of rape against one of its senior clerics. The allegation was brought by Traditional Anglican Archbishop, John Hepworth and dates back 40 years to when he was a Catholic seminarian. The investigation, conducted by Michael Abbott, a prominent Adelaide QC, found Read more

Media apologises: Irish priest ‘freed’ from false allegations Comments 0

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Reinstated Ireland parish priest, Fr Kevin Reynolds says the RTE media apology has freed him from false allegations, baseless accusations and lies. Reynolds was accused of raping a minor, named Veneranda while he was a missionary in Kenya and as a result of the rape, fathering a child named Sheila. In an apology, dated Thursday 6 Read more

Counter-claims in Hepworth – Dempsey case Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Arch John Hepworth

Though Archbishop Hepworth complained to the Adelaide archdiocese of sexual abuse, the diocesan authorities claim that he did not authorise an official investigation until early this year. The Adelaide Archdiocese has provided a letter to The Advertiser that shows Archbishop Hepworth only signed a request for the investigation in February this year despite receiving a request from Read more

A Senate committee to consider complaints about Xenophon Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Senator Nick Xenophon

Two letters have been sent to Senate president John Hogg about Senator Xenophon’s naming of Msgr Ian Dempsey under Parliamentary privilege. A Senate committee will consider the complaints. One of the letters was from Msgr Dempsey and the other from civil libertarian Terry O’Gorman who is urging an investigation into the naming of the priest, Read more