Pope Francis

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Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
February 12, 2019 - 9:29 pm
"I’m looking for real change. For not the church but for the survivors. They need to be vindicated. They need to have their voices heard."
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February 05, 2019 - 2:52 pm
Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and says he is committed to doing more to fight the problem.
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January 28, 2019 - 11:32 am
Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for priests but says there's reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where priests are in short supply.
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Joe DeStio
January 16, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Donald Wuerl has issued an apology to priests in the Washington D. C. Catholic diocese saying he forgot that he knew about allegations of sexual misconduct against his predecessor, Theodore McCarrick.
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December 27, 2018 - 9:28 am
It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times.
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December 21, 2018 - 12:06 pm
Pope Francis demanded Friday that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in and vowed that the Catholic Church will "never again" cover up clergy sex abuse.
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Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.
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November 23, 2018 - 11:33 am
Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit whose stakes have grown after the Holy See blocked U.S. bishops from taking action to address the scandal.
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November 18, 2018 - 9:00 am
Francis said the poor were weeping "while the wealthy few feast on what, in justice, belongs to all. Injustice is the perverse root of poverty."
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October 16, 2018 - 3:06 pm
Days after Washington's archbishop resigned over his handling of sexual abuse allegations, the Archdiocese of Washington released the names of more than two dozen clergy members it says have been "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors.
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Larry Richert and John Shumway
October 12, 2018 - 9:50 am
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl after his connection to two major sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, one in Pittsburgh (while he was the Bishop of the diocese) and in Washington D.C.
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