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Pope Francis has called for concrete measures to tackle child sexual abuse by priests, at the opening of a landmark summit at the Vatican. He told bishops from nearly a hundred and fifty countries that the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics wanted more than facile and obvious condemnations. James Reynolds reports from the Vatican.
In a conference hall inside the Vatican, Pope Francis told bishops that the Catholic Church needed to listen to the cry of little ones who demand justice. He said that victims of abuse expected concrete and efficient measures to tackle the abuse scandal. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila added that clerical abuse took place because of a misuse of power. Survivors of abuse have called on church officials to take practical steps to make sure that the problem is finally addressed.
Officials in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have announced an end to rescue efforts after emergency workers battled a major fire for about fifteen hours. More than seventy people have died, many others are being treated in hospital. A multi-storey residential building, where chemicals were also stored, was reduced to a charged shell.
The organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics say they've nominated break-dancing as one of their chosen sports for the summer games. It follows the introduction of other new sports of the upcoming games in Tokyo next year. Our sports correspondent Richard Conway has the details.
Break-dancing featured at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires last year, but the organizers of the Paris games have now nominated it to be one of their chosen sports for 2024. Surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing are also expected to feature alongside the more traditional summer events.
The International Olympic Committee are committed to keeping the games current and believe they have to evolve to remain relevant to a younger generation. Russian prosecutors have charged an American investment banker with fraud in a case that he says is linked to a commercial dispute with a Russian bank. Michael Calvey was detained in Moscow last weekend along with five others on suspicion of embezzling thirty-seven million dollars, which he denies. Mr. Calvey, who's fifty-one, is a senior partner of Baring Vostok Capital Ltd., a private equity fund,which is in dispute with a Russian firm Vostochniy bank.
The campaign group Human Rights Watch has accused the security forces in Mozambique of intimidating, detaining and prosecuting journalists who were attempting to report on the Jihadist conflict in the north of the country. It says by silencing the media, the government is preventing any scrutiny of the military operations and alleged abuses.