Pope Francis

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May 21, 2019 - 3:56 pm
The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory was installed Tuesday as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his two predecessors.
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May 09, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks.
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May 07, 2019 - 4:13 am
Pope Francis arrived Tuesday in North Macedonia for the first-ever papal visit to the Balkan nation, seeking to encourage the recently renamed country to press ahead with efforts to integrate with European institutions.
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April 04, 2019 - 10:24 am
Pope Francis on Thursday named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the new archbishop of Washington D.C., choosing a moderate, and the first African-American, to lead the archdiocese that has become the epicenter of the clergy sex abuse crisis in the U.S.
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April 02, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Pope Francis said in a document released Tuesday that women have "legitimate claims" to seek more equality in the Catholic Church, but he stopped short of endorsing recent calls from his own bishops to give women leadership roles.
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March 28, 2019 - 11:48 am
Pope Francis has set the record straight about why he pulled his hand away when throngs of people lined up this week to kiss his ring: for fear of spreading germs.
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March 27, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Pope Francis allowed nuns and priests to kiss his papal ring during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, two days after a video that showed him pulling his hand away from several faithful drew disapproval from some of the pope's conservative critics.
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March 26, 2019 - 5:25 am
The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican's women's magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them "under the direct control of men," that only increased after they denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy.
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newly-elected Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, Archbishop of Santiago, Chile, holds his papal Bull of the Creation of Cardinals and wears the red three-cornered biretta hat during a consistory inside the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican
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March 23, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he was placed under criminal investigation in the country's spiraling church sex abuse and cover-up scandal.
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March 13, 2019 - 3:21 am
The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral in a crime the judge said showed "staggering arrogance."
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