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On a sweltering Saturday in late August, a steady stream of senior citizens paraded through Shanghai's People's Park. Armed with colorful umbrellas and stools, they set up camp along the labyrinth of walkways, rarely looking up from their newspapers or knitting yarn. But these seniors weren't waiting to take a tai chi read
Pope Francis declared on Tuesday that women who have had abortions can confess and be forgiven by their local parish priests during the Catholic Church's "Year of Mercy." The unprecedented announcement, published on the Vatican's website, allows a woman with a "contrite heart" to confess and be forgiven by her local read