Catholicism has dominated the region since the Europeans brought it through colonisation. Now, the Vatican looks set to lose a region which it ruled uncontested.
The church had already promised to set up a fund to start making payouts next year, which will now be bolstered by selling real estate.
The European rights court says sexual abuses committed by Catholic priests for decades cannot be attributed to the Holy See.
Pope Francis spoke about the recent report that says some 330,000 French children were abused by clergy.
France’s first major study of sexual abuse of children in Catholic Church estimates that some 216,000 children were abused by priests, and the rest by other church figures such as scout leaders or camp counselors during 1950-2020.
The independent commission in France investigating the scandal uncovered between 2,900 and 3,200 paedophile priests or other members of the church. The commission's report is due to be released on Tuesday.
Some 77.30 percent of voters backed the proposal to allow abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and afterward only in the case of the mother's life being in danger or of grave malformation of the foetus.
Many Canadian cities scrapped Canada Day events this year as anger grows over the discovery of unmarked graves at three residential schools in Canada for Indigenous children.
Most recently, the Indigenous community discovered 751 unmarked graves belonging to mostly children in Saskatchewan, unearthing another terrible evidence of Canadian persecution.
Irish PM Micheal Martin says the country must "face up to the full truth of our past," as a long-awaited report recounted decades of harm done by church-run homes for unmarried women and their babies, where thousands of infants died.
Rocked by accusations of sexual abuse, BSA filed for bankruptcy in February in an effort to block settlement claims from hitting the organisation directly and instead funneled them to a compensation fund.
The spiritual leader of the Catholic world recently criticised capitalism, suggested he found the free market system inadequate when it comes to meeting basic human needs.
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