Pope Francis

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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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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October 12, 2018 - 6:48 am
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation 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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October 10, 2018 - 10:58 am
Pope Francis compared abortion to a mafia-style killing Wednesday, saying it's the equivalent of hiring a hit man to "take out a human life to solve a problem."
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October 09, 2018 - 9:20 am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday.
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September 25, 2018 - 12:14 pm
Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations.
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September 18, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Pope Francis has told French young people that sex is a "great" gift from God, not a taboo, and should be lived as a lifelong, passionate love between man and woman.
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September 14, 2018 - 10:07 am
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, has announced his intention to resign when he meets with Pope Francis.
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