Cases of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests, nuns and members of religious orders have been widespread and have led to many allegations, investigations, trials and convictions, as well as revelations about decades of attempts by the Church to cover up reported incidents. / In France, one farmer commits suicide every two days due to financial difficulties, according to a survey conducted by the French national public health agency. / Martin Luther’s church persecuted German Templers in the same way as Luther has been persecuted by the Catholic church. / According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the Arab population in 2013 was estimated at 1,658,000, representing 21% of the country’s population. / The first flash mobs were created in Manhattan in 2003, by Bill Wasik, senior editor of Harper’s Magazine.
Switzerland is home to two of Europe’s biggest banks — UBS and Credit Suisse – hosting foreign assets of $6.8 trillion. / 44% of couples are divorced in the European Union. Luxembourg (66%), Finland (56%), and Denmark (56%) shows the highest rate. / More than 7 million people from around the world visit Eiffel tower every year, according to the attraction’s official website. / Today in Europe half of all businesses do not survive the first 5 years of their existence. In the EU, 200,000 firms go bankrupt per year that is 600 a day, resulting in direct job losses of 1.7 million every year. / The exact number of Muslims in Europe is unknown. According to estimates by the Pew Forum, the total number of Muslims in Europe (excluding Turkey) in 2010 was about 44 million (6% of the total population), including 19 million (3.8% of the population) in the European Union.