Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
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April 24, 2019 - 5:08 pm
By Emily Dixon, CNN (CNN) -- Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg met Pope Francis after his weekly audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. The Swedish 16-year-old carried a sign reading "Join the Climate Strike," which she showed the Pope after he greeted her. A day earlier, Thunberg urged...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Easter vigil mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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April 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's meaning in "things that pass away." "Do not bury hope!" Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go...
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Firefighters work at the facade of Notre Dame cathedral Tuesday April 16, 2019 in Paris.
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April 16, 2019 - 8:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Video shot inside Notre Dame cathedral after the fire shows many tiles and columns have been spared by the disaster. Images broadcast Tuesday by French news channel BFM TV also show...
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The long-time archbishop of Atlanta, Bishop Wilton Gregory, has been tapped by Pope Francis to lead the Archdiocese of Washington.
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Mark Abrams
April 04, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The longtime archbishop of Atlanta has been tapped by Pope Francis to lead the Archdiocese of Washington. "I see this appointment as an appointment to be the pastor of the Archdiocese of Washington. I was not elected to Congress," said Archbishop Wilton Gregory...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 1940 file photo Pope Pius XII receives the special envoy to the Vatican, Myron C. Taylor, who presented a letter from U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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March 04, 2019 - 5:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that the church "isn't afraid of history," Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust and not doing enough to save lives. Describing that...
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Pope Francis
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Mark Abrams
March 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - - A week ago, an unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse ended. While some had greater expectations of Pope Francis and church leadership, a Villanova professor believes they're on the right track for reform. Many observers labeled the summit's results as...
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Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
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February 25, 2019 - 9:29 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy's credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up. Cardinal...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.
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February 25, 2019 - 12:09 pm
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' summit on preventing sexual abuse was never going to meet the expectations placed on it by victims groups, the media and ordinary Catholics outraged over a scandal that has harmed so many and compromised the church's moral...
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Survivors of sex abuse hold a cross as they gather in front of Via della Conciliazione, the road leading to St. Peter's Square, visible in background, during a twilight vigil prayer of the victims of sex abuse, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.
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February 21, 2019 - 1:35 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15. It ended with a Colombian cardinal warning them they could all face...
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Pope Francis attends the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, in Rome.
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Steve Tawa
February 18, 2019 - 1:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Victims of clergy abuse and their advocates are requesting that Pope Francis consider their list of "must-take" actions for the unprecedented summit in Rome, beginning on Thursday, focusing on the crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. Michael McDonnell, who is the...
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