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{FD} Pope Francis leads Vatican summit on abuse scandal, OKs probe of American bishop accused of sex harassment

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Pope Francis accepted the resignation of an American bishop accused of sexually harassing adults and assigned another bishop to investigate the matter, Vatican officials announced Thursday amid a wave of scandals enveloping leaders within the Catholic … Continue reading

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{FD} Pope to meet with head of US Bishops’ Conference over sex abuse, cover-up scandal

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A delegation of U.S. cardinals and bishops is going to the Vatican Thursday to meet with Pope Francis over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal in America roiling the Catholic Church. Continue reading

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{FD} Kim Davis ensnared in archbishop’s fight with Vatican over Pope Francis

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The Catholic Church’s pushback Sunday against Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, author of the bombshell accusation of a sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis, has ensnared a key figure in the U.S. culture wars: Kim Davis. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis facing calls to resign; sexual abuse scandal exposes rifts in the Vatican

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The Catholic Church is against staggering under the weight of a report by a grand jury in Pennsylvania found that possibly more than 1,000 children in six dioceses had been sexually abused by about 300 priests or higher ranking officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope refuses to comment on claims he ignored McCarrick abuse accusations

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Pope Francis told reporters Sunday that he “won’t say a word” about claims by a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. that the pontiff had rehabilitated the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, despite being made aware of sexual miscond… Continue reading

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{FD} Former Vatican diplomat calls for Pope Francis to resign, claims he ignored sex abuse allegations

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A fiery testament published Sunday calls for Pope Francis to step down, alleging that the top Holy see authority was made aware soon after becoming pope in 2013 that the former archbishop of Washington, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, had engaged in un… Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis, addressing Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, begs for forgiveness, demands accountability

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Pope Francis begged for forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests and demanded accountability, saying the decades-long abuse and cover ups must be rooted out of the church. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican responds to Pennsylvania priest abuse scandal with ‘shame and sorrow’

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The Vatican responded Thursday to the report of hundreds of Pennsylvania priests abusing children, saying in a statement: “There are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pope accepts Bishop McCarrick’s resignation amid child abuse allegations

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, from the College of Cardinals has reportedly resigned.  Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis denounces abortion as ‘white glove’ Nazi-era eugenics

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Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June

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Pope Francis announced on Sunday he has chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome’s homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority. Continue reading

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{FD} US charity cuts short Pope Francis’ request for $25 million grant for scandal-ridden hospital

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A U.S. Catholic charity has cut short a controversial $25 million grant requested by Pope Francis for an Italian hospital ridden with scandal after donors and staff objected to the massive handout. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid criticism over handling of scandal

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Pope Francis has revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired Pope Benedict says he is in last phase of life, on ‘pilgrimage home’

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Retired Pope Benedict XVI revealed in a rare letter published in an Italian newspaper Wednesday that he’s in the last phase of his life, and is on his “pilgrimage home.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis compares ‘fake news’ to serpent in the Garden of Eden

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Pope Francis denounced “fake news” as evil, comparing it to the snake that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. Continue reading

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{FD} Droves fill pope’s final Mass in restive Latin America trip

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Pope Francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy Sunday with a series of meetings with Peruvian church leaders and a final Mass at an air base in Peru’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis defends bishop accused of sexual abuse cover up: ‘Bring me proof’

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Pope Francis appeared to strongly defend a Chilean bishop accused of covering up a priest’s sexual abuse of minor boys just days after meeting and weeping with survivors. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

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Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the “irreparable damage” they suffered, his spokesman said. Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters greet Pope Francis in Chile amid sex abuse scandal

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Pope Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. Continue reading

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{FD} ******* female activist tries to swipe baby Jesus statue from Vatican Nativity scene

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A bizarre scene unfolded in Vatican City on Christmas Day when a ******* female activist, while screaming “God is woman,” attempted to snatch a baby Jesus statue from a Nativity scene — but was quickly whisked away by police as she lunged for it. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope criticizes ‘fake news’, calls it a ‘grave sin’

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Pope Francis had a message this weekend for journalists spreading so-called “fake news”: you’re committing a “very serious sin.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis celebrates his birthday with extra-long pizza

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Pope Francis has blown out his birthday candle on an extra-long pizza at the Vatican to the delight of children. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovations

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Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis wants to change line of ‘Our Father’

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Pope Francis has suggested he wants to make a change to The Lord’s Prayer, widely known among the faithful as the “Our Father.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis wants to change line of ‘Our Father’ prayer

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Pope Francis wants to change the phrase “lead us not into temptation” from the Christian prayer “Our Father,” to a better translation of the widely-known prayer. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis: ‘When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep’

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Pope Francis admitted on Tuesday he sometimes gets some shut eye while praying — and he says he isn’t the only one. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis says Christians can promote political dialogue in Europe

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Pope Francis on Saturday said Christians can play a role in shaping Europe’s future by promoting political dialogue “especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail.” Continue reading

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{FD} Conservative Catholics accuse pope of spreading heresy

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Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican treasurer vows to fight sex abuse charges in Australia

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He claims he is the victim of character assassination. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial begins for ex-execs in charge of Vatican children’s hospital

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Two former executives of a Vatican children’s hospital were set for trial on charges of embezzlement after a Vatican court rejected dismissing the case on Tuesday Continue reading

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{FD} Holy Communion bread cannot be gluten-free, Vatican says

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The Vatican said on Saturday that the bread used by Catholics for Holy Communion cannot be entirely gluten free. Continue reading

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{FD} Chasing profits, pope’s hospital put children at risk

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When doctors and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase children’s hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret in-house investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican cardinal hit with multiple sexual assault offenses

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George Pell, the third most powerful figure in the Vatican behind the Pope, has been charged with multiple sexual assault offenses. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope meets NFL Hall of Fame legends, promotes message of peace

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On a special trip to Rome, pro football hall of famers met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican talks marriage, communion under Pope Francis

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‘You must have the clear will to not sin in the next opportunity,’ Gerhard Cardinal Muller told Raymond Arroyo Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis: A timeline of historic papacy

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Pope Francis, who met with President Donald Trump during the Republican’s foreign trip, has had many historic moments throughout his papacy. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis: A timeline of historic papacy ahead of Trump meeting

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Pope Francis, who’s slated to meet with President Donald Trump during the Republican’s foreign trip, has had many historic moments throughout his papacy. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis acknowledges 2,000-case backlog in sex abuse cases

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Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is “on the right path.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis makes two children saints who saw Virgin Mary 100 years ago

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Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the Portuguese farm town of Fatima into one of the world’s most import… Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis visits Portugal to canonize children who saw Virgin Mary

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Pope Francis is visiting Fatima, Portugal, a Catholic pilgrimage site, to canonize two children who saw visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Poster of pope and ‘devilish’ Trump kissing appears in Rome

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A poster showing Pope Francis and a devilish, gun-toting Donald Trump kissing has appeared in Rome less than two weeks before their first meeting. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis leads Cairo Mass as helicopter gunship, armed police watch

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An Apache attack helicopter and scores of armed police have provided tight security for Pope Francis as he led a Mass in Egypt – just weeks after two churches were bombed by militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis in Egypt for historic visit to show Christian-Muslim unity for peace

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Pope Francis has arrived in Cairo, Egypt for a historic visit aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God’s name.The visit comes after three suicide bombings since December on Coptic churches, including deadly twin Palm Sunday church attacks, killed at least 75 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope warns the powerful in surprise TED talk

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Pope Francis has warned the powerful to act humbly in a new TED talk. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands fill the Vatican as pope celebrates Easter Sunday

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Tens of thousands of faithful are braving heavy security checks for a place in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican as Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis opens free laundromat for homeless

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Pope Francis has opened a new laundromat for the homeless to wash and dry their clothing. Continue reading

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{FD} French bishop fired over ‘inappropriate’ behavior with youth

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In an unusually swift move, the Vatican on Thursday decided to dismiss a French bishop days after Catholic officials in the country were informed of alleged “inappropriate” gestures and words from the prelate with young people. Continue reading

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{FD} NJ teen admits ISIS-inspired plot to kill Pope Francis

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A New Jersey teenager has admitted plotting to kill Pope Francis when he visited Philadelphia in 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope’s skullcap snatched by playful Atlanta girl

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A 3-year-old Atlanta girl went viral after she had an unforgettable interaction with Pope Francis on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Godfather crackdown: Sicilian bishop bars mafia in baptisms

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Vito Corleone might want to make a Sicilian bishop an offer he can’t refuse. Continue reading

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