CANNES: Director Gaspar Noe rejected the idea on Thursday that his ultra-graphic 3D sex film "Love" was controversial at the Cannes Film Festival, saying it was ridiculous to ignore a subject that "everyone loves".
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of American Bishop Robert Finn who in 2012 was convicted for failing to report suspected child abuse by one of the priests under his supervision, the Vatican said.
JEDDAH: Saudi authorities said on Tuesday they are taking legal action against two police officers accused of sexually assaulting a pair of Iranian male pilgrims, an incident which Tehran protested.
STRASBOURG: Six men and women were charged Sunday for the rape and torture of a young woman allegedly held as a sex slave in France for more than a month, beaten and forced to engage in bestiality.
SPAIN: Spain's bishops conference on Thursday defended the right of priests to maintain the secrecy of the confessional booth even in cases of serious crimes such as the sexual abuse of children.
MADRID: A Spanish court has dropped charges against nine out of ten Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing an altar boy, court papers showed Monday, in a case in which Pope Francis intervened.