Pope Francis has admitted that Catholic priests have abused nuns, in some cases keeping them as sex slaves. Speaking to reporters Tuesday after a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates, the pope said the church has worked to address the problem but said it was still going on. The pope said more needs to be done to protect women everywhere. VOA’s Zlatica Hoke reports.
Russia’s government says it will do “everything required” to support Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela’s legitimate ruler, while accusing the United States of backing an attempted coup by recognizing Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president. The Kremlin seeks to protect its geopolitical interests in Latin America. Ricardo Marquina reports. His report is narrated by Igor Tsikhanenka.
Fifteen European countries, including Britain, France, and Germany, have followed the Trump administration’s lead and recognized 35-year-old Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s rightful ruler. But some question why the West didn’t adopt a tougher line earlier with Socialist President Nicolás Maduro. Jamie Dettmer reports from London for VOA News.