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Australian bishops at Vatican discuss "restoring trust"

VATICAN CITY, Oct 8 (Reuters) A delegation of top Australian bishops held meetings at the Vatican this week to discuss topics including the "restoration of trust" in the country where its senior Catholic Church figure is facing allegations of historical sexual offences.
The Vatican disclosed the meetings in a statement on Saturday, a day after Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's economy minister, attended a hearing in Melbourne over the allegations.
Pell, who has denied all accusations against him, has taken a leave of absence from his Vatican post to defend himself in his native Australia.
Australian police said in June that Pell had been summoned to appear on charges of historical sexual offences from multiple complainants. Details of the charges have not been made public.
The Australian delegation included the Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart, the Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge, and Justice Neville Owen of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council.
That council is coordinating the Australian Catholic Church's response to a government body, known as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, looking into child sexual abuse in various sectors of Australian society.
The Vatican statement said the topics at the meeting included the Royal Commission, "the relationship between the Church and society at large, the restoration of trust, and greater participation of the laity in decision-making roles in the Church". It gave no further details.
Pell's March 5 committal hearing will determine whether the case should proceed to a full trial.
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Ensure security for free and fair vote, Human Rights Watch tells Pakistan govt

17 Jul 2018 | 5:40 PM

New York, July 17 (UNI) Parliamentary elections in Pakistan scheduled for July 25 could be severely compromised unless the interim government take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of candidates and political party activists who are at risk of attack from the Taliban and other militant groups, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

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Japan, EU ink free trade agreement

17 Jul 2018 | 4:05 PM

Tokyo, July 17 (UNI) Japan and the EU on Tuesday signed an unprecedented free trade agreement, sending a “clear message” against protectionism.

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IMF sees trade rows as 'threat' to global growth

17 Jul 2018 | 3:36 PM

Washington, July17 (UNI) The International Monetary Fund has warned that rising trade disputes between the United States and its trading partners could pose a "threat" to global growth.

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India tops list in providing UN peacekeeping troops in Asia

India tops list in providing UN peacekeeping troops in Asia

17 Jul 2018 | 12:32 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, July 17 (UNI) India is the largest contributor of Army personnel in UN peacekeeping mission in Asia, followed by Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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WHO calls on businesses to create smoke-free workplaces

WHO calls on businesses to create smoke-free workplaces

17 Jul 2018 | 10:14 AM

Manila, July 17 (UNI) The World Health Organisation is inviting businesses across the Western Pacific Region to join a new campaign, 'Revolution Smoke-Free', and establish smoke-free workplaces in which everyone is free from tobacco smoke in their workplaces and beyond.

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