Amid tense election, DRC bishops concerned about voting irregularities

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 2, 2019 / 05:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is drawing attention to voting problems that could call into question the outcome of a presidential election that has already been delayed two years.

In a Dec. 31 statement, the bishops’ conference voiced concern about voting irregularities, including registered voters who were turned away from polling stations because their names were not on voting lists and election observers being expelled from polling stations by police officers.

The DRC bishops’ conference was among the organizations that sent election

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Synthetic hormone injections for transgender children worry some doctors

Washington D.C., Jan 2, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pediatric endocrinologists are warning that despite a lack of medical tests to determine its safety, U.S. doctors are increasingly injecting children who have gender dysphoria with a powerful hormonal suppressant normally used to treat prostate cancer.

“[Parents] need to continue to love their children. They need to continue to affirm their human dignity. Yet they shouldn’t have to jettison biological reality to be able to put what they’re being told into practice, in terms of disrupting normally timed puberty,” Dr. Paul Hruz, an associate professor of pediatrics and endocrinology at Washington

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