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Searing Testimony Heard At Vatican Sex Abuse Summit
Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, called the summit after he himself botched a well-known sex abuse cover-up case in Chile last year.
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Cardinals Blame Catholic Church's Rampant Child Sex Abuse On 'The Homosexual Agenda'
Cardinals Raymond Burke and Walter Brandmüller wrote church leaders that clergy sex abuse is only part of a much greater crisis.
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Pope Francis’ Sex Abuse Summit Is Missing A Huge Opportunity To Center Survivors
While victims’ testimonies are woven into some key moments, there appear to be no sessions wholly dedicated to listening to their demands for concrete action.
Ahead Of Vatican Summit On Abuse, Survivors Demand Accountability
By Nicole Winfield, AP
On the eve of Pope Francis’ high-stakes abuse prevention summit, survivors of clergy abuse gather to state their demands.
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French Writer Alleges Vatican Is One Of The World’s Largest Gay Communities
By Nicole Winfield and Angela Charlton, AP
Author Frederic Martel is claiming Catholic priests publicly denounce homosexuality while privately leading double lives.
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Pope Admits Some Catholic Priests, Bishops Have Sexually Abused Nuns
The pope publicly confirmed that some priests have subjected nuns to "sexual slavery," and pledged to take action.
Pope Francis, Seeking Dialogue, Travels To Birthplace Of Islam For Historic Trip
Francis will make the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula this weekend.
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Pope Francis Calls Mary The First 'Influencer,' Twitter Roars — And Cringes
"And so it was said in the book of Snapchaticus 4:20," a Twitter user joked.
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Pope Francis Urges Young Catholics To Build Bridges, Not Walls
In an apparent reference to Trump's border plans, the pope said those who build walls are trying to "divide people and box them in."
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Pope Francis On Border Wall: Irrational Fear Of Migration Drives People 'Crazy'
The pope, who is visiting Central America this week, has made speaking up for migrants and refugees one of his top priorities.
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Pope Francis Insists Bishops Learn How To Punish Sexual Abusers
The Vatican's upcoming summit on the clergy sex abuse scandal seeks to make amends for the Catholic Church's past failures.
Pope Francis Spins Soccer Ball On His Finger And Instantly Becomes A Meme
The pontiff's soccer skills sparked an amusing "Photoshop Battle" on Reddit.
Pope Francis Urges Predator Priests To Turn Themselves In And Face Justice
Pope Francis vowed during his Christmas address to the Curia that the church would "never again" cover up sexual abuse.
Old Photo Of Pope Francis Sends Redditors Into Seventh Heaven
A “Photoshop Battle” broke out over the 2017 image of the pontiff signing his Lamborghini.
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Pope Francis Celebrates 82nd Birthday At The Vatican
Pope Francis cut a cake with children at the Vatican before his birthday, which falls on December 17.
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Queer Catholics Condemn Pope's Claim That Being Gay Has Become 'Fashionable'
Pope Francis claimed in an interview that homosexuality has become a "fashionable" lifestyle in some societies.
Pope Francis Laments On Day Of The Poor: The Rich Are Winning
Pontiff slams "wealthy few who feast on what belongs to us all."
Pope Francis Declares Slain Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI Saints
By Philip Pullella, Reuters
The pair are among the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century.
Pope Francis Accepts Resignation Of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Wuerl is accused of helping to protect some child-molesting priests while he was bishop of Pittsburgh.
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Pope Francis Says Getting An Abortion Is Like 'Hiring A Hitman'
"Is it right to ‘take out’ a human life to solve a problem?" he asked.
Pope Francis: Satan Is Stalking The Catholic Church
He urges the faithful to call on Michael the archangel for help against the "malign one" amid new sexual abuse scandals.
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Kim Jong Un Wants Pope Francis To Visit North Korea, South Says
By Kim Tong-Hyung, AP
South Korean leader Moon Jae-in plans to convey Kim’s desire for a papal visit when he travels to the Vatican next week.
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Top Vatican Cardinal Defends Pope Francis Against Archbishop's Abuse Cover-Up Claims
By Philip Pullella, Reuters
Cardinal Marc Ouellet accused the papal critic of “calumny and defamation.”
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Sex Abuse Survivors Protest As Pope Francis, Bishops Gather For Global Meeting
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
As Catholic bishops convene in Rome discuss how to minister to young people, survivors want to make sure their voices are heard.
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Pope Francis Says Sex Abuse Crisis Has Driven Young Catholics Away From The Church
"Many young people do not turn to us for anything," the pope said during a meeting in Estonia.
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Bono Questions Pope Francis About Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Crisis
“You can see the pain in his face, and I felt he was sincere,” Bono said of the pope during a meeting at the Vatican.
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