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FaithDispatches
Christopher Parker
An independent commission has confirmed claims of sexual abuse against L’Arche’s founder, Jean Vanier, and unearthed evidence that sexual exploitation was his primary motivation for founding the organization.
People supporting a citizenship law beat a Muslim man during clashes with those opposing the law in New Delhi Feb. 24, 2020. Christian leaders from different denominations in New Delhi condemned the communal violence. (CNS photo/Danish Siddiqui, Reuters) 
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ryan Di Corpo
Seventy-five years after Gandhi’s death, when Hindu nationalism has risen to the highest echelons of the Indian government, his legacy in the nation he helped liberate is complex and, in some cases, denigrated.
Anti-government protesters clash with the police in Lima on Jan. 23, 2023, as they demand the release of protesters detained in demonstrations in support of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo. Peru's bishops pleaded for peace as violent protests against the country's current president and legislature have claimed the lives of dozens of people. (OSV News photo/Angela Ponce, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Barbara Fraser
While the violence makes headlines. peaceful protests that have drawn thousands of campesinos from around Peru’s Altiplano have received no attention.
Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, a frequent critic of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, prays at a Catholic church in Managua May 20, 2022. A Nicaraguan court ruled Jan. 10, 2023, that Bishop Álvarez will stand trial on charges of conspiracy and spreading false information. (OSV News photo/Maynor Valenzuela, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Bishop Álvarez briefly materialized in Managua for a pre-trial hearing, accused of “conspiracy to undermine national integrity and propagation of false news.” A frequent government critic, Bishop Álvarez had strongly objected to the closing of Catholic radio and television stations last year.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
In states like California, which expanded access to abortion after Roe was overturned last year, pro-life Latinos are asking: How can we make sure that the people who want to have kids are able to have them?
The American flag flies over the House side of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
For the fifth consecutive session, Jesuit alumni account for about 10 percent of Congress.