Following an abuse report in Pennsylvania, the son of Billy Graham, Franklin Graham says the Catholic church let abuse "grow in the darkness". The American evangelist wrote on facebook: "Everyone has been shocked and saddened by the disclosures that have surfaced about “predator priests” in the Roman Catholic Church. The magnitude of the abuse over the years is nearly incomprehensible—what happened to these children should grieve us all." On Tuesday, the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report was released and named over 300 priests who were credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 children over the course of 70 years across six Pennsylvania dioceses. 

Iran’s defense minister said Saturday that the Islamic Republic was set to unveil a new fighter jet and, despite new US sanctions, will continue developing its missile program.“Our top priority has been development of our missile program. We are in a good position in this field, but we need to develop it,” Brigadier General Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency, according to Reuters. “We will present a plane on National Defense Industry Day, and people will see it fly, and the equipment designed for it,” he added, referring to the August 22 celebrations.

A Pastor and his wife in Kenya have been accused of being involved in human trafficking, despite their work to end FGM. On 8th August, in Tiaty, a constituency in Baringo County in Kenya, Pastor David Kimeu and Judy Seguton were arrested by police over alleged involvement in human trafficking. David Kimeu is a pastor and full-time missionary with the Africa Inland Church Mission Department. He has dedicated time to rescuing girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage. Kenyan radio station Radio Jamba report that he had prevented 16 girls from having the invasive practise done to them but that he was accused of withholding them.