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Pope Francis hugs Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI prior to the start of a meeting with elderly faithful in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
In a previously scheduled speech to the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases, Pope Francis did not refer to the findings of a long-awaited report into how the Munich archdiocese handled abuse cases.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The Vatican has included a group that advocates for women’s ordination on a website promoting the 2023 synod, indicating that Pope Francis wants to hear from all Catholics during the process.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis took the first step to reorganize the Vatican’s doctrine office, removing the No. 2 official widely believed responsible for a controversial document barring blessings for same-sex couples.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
For the first time, a layman and a nun provided the English and Spanish translations of Francis’ weekly catechism lesson rather than a cloaked monsignor, a small but revolutionary change for the Vatican.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis is facing a sustained campaign of opposition from some Catholics. He has responded with the papal equivalent of “no more Mr. Nice Guy.”
A rainbow shines over St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The apology drew immediate praise Monday from New Ways Ministry as a “historic” move to repair the painful rift between the Catholic hierarchy and the gay community.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Pope Francis Friday that a papal visit to North Korea would help create “momentum for peace” on the peninsula, officials said.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
A Vatican tribunal absolved a former altar boy of charges that he molested a younger boy in the Vatican’s youth seminary, ruling Wednesday in the first clergy sexual abuse trial to be heard by the pope’s criminal court.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The Vatican prosecutor conceded procedural errors in his fraud and corruption investigation into the Holy See’s finances and offered to remedy them by essentially starting over, throwing the trial of 10 people into question.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
“Even in the College of Cardinals, there are some negationists,” Francis said Wednesday, en route home from Slovakia.