Felipe González tells the Pope: Corruption in Spain is oppressive

Ex-PM of Spain Felipe González – whose PSOE government was so corrupt it was eventually booed out of office allowing the PP under Áznar to win by a landslide – said today during an audience with the Pope that political corruption in Spain was “oppressive” and called for new laws to be passed against political corruption. Now, let us remember that old Felipe wasn’t too keen on that sort of thing when he was in Continue reading Felipe González tells the Pope: Corruption in Spain is oppressive

3 arrested for stealing used cooking oil

You’ve seen the fancy new used cooking oil recycle bins scattered around the place? Well, an ex-employee of the firm which runs them kept a copy of the keys when he was fired, and has been busy going round at night pinching the oil with two of his mates. The three would turn up in their van once a week, empty the contents of the bins into large plastic containers and take them up to Continue reading 3 arrested for stealing used cooking oil

A dozen priests fired with papal authority for child abuse in Granada

At least a dozen Catholic priests have been “suspended from duties” from the Granada branch of the Church for sexual abuse of children. The Archbishop of Granada confirmed the order had been given with the full approval of the Pope, according to Catholic newspaper “Religión Digital”. The decision came after a series of complaints were lodged by people who claimed to have suffered abuse whilst at religious residencies across the province. The Public Prosecutor of Continue reading A dozen priests fired with papal authority for child abuse in Granada