Catholic charity cautiously optimistic over G8 announcement on tax evasion; Syrian G8 statement weak

The announcement by the leaders of the G8 major economies that they will pursue new measures to clamp down on tax avoiders has been greeted with cautious optimism by the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) and other campaigning groups…

The G8 leaders failed to agree strong statement on Syrian conflict, as urged by Pope Francis.

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