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Special Guardianship; The Vatican and nuns in the US.

December 19th, 2014

Episode 90 of 722 episodes

Relief for Nuns in the United States as the Vatican finally publishes its report into criticisms that they had become radical feminists. The performers using art to challenge the way we perceive disability in a perfect world. A volunteer health worker in Sierra Leone explains how the Ebola outbreak has been particularly devastating to pregnant women. The halfway house between fostering and adoption – Special Guardianship allows grandparents and other family members to care for children. But who’s caring for them? As part of its efforts to combat domestic abuse, the Home Office has announced that coercive and controlling behaviour will now be classed as an offence.