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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 18, 2020
Pope Francis is giving his blessing to a new Vatican think tank that is seeking to prevent the Mafia and organized crime groups from exploiting the image of the Virgin Mary for their own illicit ends.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressAugust 31, 2020
During the virus crisis, Francis has become a 21st century “prisoner of the Vatican," as one of his predecessors was once known, robbed of the crowds, foreign travel and visits to the peripheries that so defined and popularized his papacy.
This June 4, 2014 file photo shows the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. The Vatican has indicated its support for a campaign to exhume the bodies of hundreds of babies who were buried on the grounds of a Catholic-run Irish home for unwed mothers to give them a proper Christian burial. (Niall Carson/PA via AP, file)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJuly 17, 2020
Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam has said it was a “priority” for him to re-inter the babies' bodies in consecrated ground.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJuly 13, 2020
Members of an Italian online Facebook group, “We Will Denounce” have demanded that prosecutors in Bergamo investigate whether any crimes contributed to the death toll.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass marking the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on June 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJune 05, 2020
It’s the first arrest in a nearly yearlong investigation into the deal, which has convulsed the Vatican, raised questions about Pope Francis’ seven-year financial reform effort and exposed Machiavellian turf battles at the Holy See.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 06, 2020
Lyon Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, 69, had offered to resign when the Lyon court in March 2019 first convicted him and gave him a six-month suspended sentence for failing to report the predator priest to police.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 02, 2020
Pope Francis told the Legion of Christ religious order Saturday it still has a long road of reform ahead, making clear that 10 years of Vatican-mandated rehabilitation hadn't purged it of the toxic influences of its pedophile founder.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 27, 2020
The Legion of Christ religious order is promising accountability and transparency following damaging new revelations of sex abuse and cover-up that have undermined its credibility, a decade after revelations of its pedophile founder disgraced the order.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 20, 2020
Some Jewish groups and historians have said Pius, who was pope from 1939-1958, stayed silent during the Holocaust and didn't do enough to save lives.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 18, 2020
To date, Vatican prosecutors haven't charged anyone. The pace and gaps in the case suggested the investigation partly involved a turf war in the Vatican.