Around the world: International coverage split between Ebola and Vatican City
International headlines focused on continued Ebola coverage for some Canadian outlets, while others looked to the Catholic Church’s new text on homosexuals and family life.
By Jake English, for the International Reporting Bureau at Humber College
Two declarations, one by the World Health Organization and the other from the Catholic Church, took centre stage among international headlines Monday.
The Globe and Mail ran a two-page spread inside its news section with the headline “How to stop Ebola dead in its tracks.” Geoffrey York used responses by Nigerian and Senegalese health-care workers to illustrate strategies for retarding the spread of the virus worldwide. The World Health Organization declared that Nigeria and Senegal have each defeated the Ebola outbreak.
CBC’s The National led its newscast with a report from Paul Hunter in Washington on the spreading paralysis caused by fears of Ebola in the U.S. His account detailed instances of planes, trains, and cruises that have all recently been grounded, turned back or evacuated following onboard Ebola scares. The CBC spoke with response workers to understand why each case was treated with such extreme caution.
The National Post ran a front page story titled “Bishops back up on gay outreach,” with a throw to the inside. The Post’s report detailed the “rejection by Catholic bishops of even watered-down words of welcome to gay Catholics.” Joseph Brean’s story leaned heavily on the new positional text from the Catholic Church on homosexuals and family matters as well as the 118-62 split vote in favour of the new stance.
The Globe also ran an Agence France-Presse story on the Catholic synod.
The Toronto Star featured an Associated Press story in its world section on the meeting in Vatican City.
CTV News and Global News each topped its world section with a report on the wind-down of rescue operations following the Nepalese avalanche that killed at least 39 trekkers and four Canadians last week.