Pope Francis
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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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December 17, 2019 - 5:51 pm
Pope Francis abolished the use of the Vatican's highest level of secrecy in clergy sexual abuse cases Tuesday, responding to mounting criticism that the rule of “pontifical secrecy" has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and prevent police from investigating crimes.
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Marla Diamond
December 09, 2019 - 2:50 pm
A victim of priest sex abuse is suing the Vatican, alleging disgraced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused him during a trip to his parish in the 1990s.
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer In St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 18, 2019 - 8:29 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen abuse victims who have descended on Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to the crisis and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders, officials said...
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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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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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