Pope Francis

Gabriela Arevalo
February 28, 2020 - 2:52 pm
Pope Francis canceled scheduled events for the second day in a row after falling ill amid a coronavirus scare in Italy. The leader of the Catholic Church was seen coughing and blowing his nose during an Ash Wednesday Mass earlier in the week.
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January 01, 2020 - 2:35 pm
Pope Francis has apologized for hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him toward her.
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March 29, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Pope Francis on Friday enacted new legislation to the Vatican’s priest sex abuse policy in order to protect children, but defenders of victims say the change is only symbolic.
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December 25, 2018 - 9:11 am
Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different nations, cultures, faiths, races or ideas, describing the world's differences as a richness, not a danger, and championing the rights of religious minorities.
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October 12, 2018 - 7:46 am
Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.
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3/29/2018 - Pope Francis speaks during the Holy Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday at St Peter's basilica in Vatican.
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September 28, 2018 - 9:36 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked the Chilean priest at the center of the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his "supreme" authority to stiffen a sentence originally handed down by the Vatican in 2011. In a statement Friday, the Vatican said Francis had laicized the...
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September 13, 2018 - 7:05 pm
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. church leaders over the abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church.
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3/29/2018 - Pope Francis speaks during the Holy Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday at St Peter's basilica in Vatican.
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September 12, 2018 - 9:35 am
Pope Francis is calling the presidents of every bishop conference around the world to a February summit to discuss clergy sex abuse and protecting children.
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3/29/2018 - Pope Francis speaks during the Holy Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday at St Peter's basilica in Vatican.
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August 29, 2018 - 8:40 am
The leader of the Catholic Church on Long Island is supporting the call for an investigation of Pope Francis.
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3/29/2018 - Pope Francis speaks during the Holy Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday at St Peter's basilica in Vatican.
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August 26, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials regularly didn't respond with compassion to the many abuses children and women suffered over the years and vowing to work for justice.
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