Vatican rejects Sr Lucy’s appeal against order that expelled her for ‘lifestyle’

The Vatican has rejected Sister Lucy Kalappura’s appeal against the expulsion order issued by the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC). She was ousted for her ‘lifestyle’, which seemingly violated the congregation’s laws. Sr Lucy has been a vocal advocate for the rape survivor nun in the Bishop Franco Mulakkal case. Her violations, according to the FCC, … Read more Vatican rejects Sr Lucy’s appeal against order that expelled her for ‘lifestyle’

Trend setters: brands cotton on to G7 pact against fast fashion

Climate change activists model ‘grass’ coats during an Extinction Rebellion protest outside a London fashion week event in February. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA There have been few fashion statements over the years at G7 summits (dress code: world leader suit, sensible shoes). But this year, G7 leaders will be joined by more than 20 fashion retailers and brands, … Read more Trend setters: brands cotton on to G7 pact against fast fashion

Gambia: GAF Warns Against the Sale and Use of Military Apparels

The Gambia Armed Forces has warned the public against the unauthorised importation, sale, use and abuse of military apparels. It said in a press release issued on 23 February 2018 that, it has “observed with dismay the unauthorized importation and sale of military items such as uniforms, jackets, boots and caps by some individuals and … Read more Gambia: GAF Warns Against the Sale and Use of Military Apparels

Here’s why some dentists have warned against on-trend charcoal toothpastes

Charcoal is everywhere at the moment. It’s in our facemasks, our deodorant, our lip balm and even our lattes – but perhaps the most bizarre place we’ve seen this particular ingredient pop up is in our toothpaste. I challenge you to scroll through the Instagram ‘explore’ section without coming across some celebrity promoting charcoal toothpaste as … Read more Here’s why some dentists have warned against on-trend charcoal toothpastes