A woman pulls Pope Francis' hand as he greets people while walking to visit the Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Dec. 31, 2019. At his Jan. 1 Angelus the pope apologized for the "bad example" he gave when he slapped this woman's hand. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 01, 2020
Pope Francis had slapped a pilgrim's hand in an incident that quickly went viral on Twitter. Departing from his prepared text the next day, he said that "love makes us patient. We often lose our patience; me, too, and I apologize for my bad example last night."
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 30, 2019
"Women and Francis" is the theme of the January 2020 issue of Women-Church-World, a monthly supplement to L'Osservatore Romano. It was released Dec. 28.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 25, 2019
Pope Francis prayed that Jesus would "bring his smile, through our poor faces, to all the children of the world: to those who are abandoned and those who suffer violence.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 23, 2019
The report "identified 175 minors as victims of sexual abuse committed by 33 priests of the congregation" in the 78 years since the order's founding.
Pope Francis greets Cardinal Angelo Sodano, now dean emeritus of the College of Cardinals, during his annual audience to give Christmas greetings to members of the Roman Curia at the Vatican Dec. 21, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 21, 2019
Francis also changed the norms of the office so that the dean would be elected to a five-year term renewable only once.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 19, 2019
The group, which included 14 children and teens, arrived in Rome from the Greek island of Lesbos Dec. 4.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 12, 2019
Before declaring that a person lived a holy life and is with God in heaven, the pope said, intense investigation is necessary.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 11, 2019
In their "ad limina" visit with the pope, the bishops from Ohio and Michigan discussed a wide variety of topics, including the sex abuse crisis and how that impacts the work of priests.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 06, 2019
A Jesuit who works for Jesuit Refugee Service in Thailand raised the question of ministry among migrants and refugees.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 04, 2019
For more than a year, he has faced questions about how he has addressed the clergy sex abuse crisis.