Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 26, 2017
Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests.
Activists of the collective Yellow Safety Jacket take part in an anti-euthanasia protest on Feb. 11, 2014, in Brussels. A group of psychiatric care centers run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium has announced it will permit doctors to undertake the euthanasia of "nonterminal" mentally ill patients on its premises. (CNS photo/Julien Warnand, EPA)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 14, 2017
Belgian religious order defies orders from Rome, setting up a confrontation over doctrine.
Traditional Latin Mass being celebrated. (Wikipedia Commons) 
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 14, 2017
Pope Francis' absence was widely noted as tensions over the liturgy continue within the Church.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 01, 2017
The ruling Communist Party is again telling members that atheism remains a core value, not to be transgressed.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressAugust 25, 2017
Bishops in Ireland have created detailed guidelines to address the plight of children born to Catholic priests and the women who bear them.
Pope Francis blesses a sick child in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Dec. 15, 2016, during a meeting with patients and workers of Rome's Bambino Gesu children's hospital. Responding to an Associated Press investigation, a top Vatican official said there had been past problems at the hospital, but that the current administration was making a "serious effort to resolve them." (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJuly 05, 2017
Cardinal Pietro Parolin said some of the problems identified by current and former Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital staff in 2014 were "truly unfounded." But for problems that were verified, there is a "serious effort to resolve them."
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJuly 03, 2017
The mission of the Vatican hospital is "today more aimed at profit than on caring for children," according to a report from the AP.
Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJune 21, 2017
Four cardinals are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis greets bishops as he arrives at Bozzolo, near Cremona, northern Italy, to pray at the tomb of Don Primo Mazzolari, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Pope Francis is making a pilgrimage to northern Italy to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless brought them censure from the Vatican. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJune 20, 2017
Pope Francis made the pilgrimage to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless brought them censure from the Vatican.
Pope Francis caresses a sick woman during an audience with Huntington's disease sufferers and their families, in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican on Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMay 18, 2017
One by one, Francis blessed and greeted each of the family members and their caregivers who traveled from around the world for the audience.