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Pope Francis
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May 25, 2019 - 9:18 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. Speaking to a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference, Francis said the...
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A sign outside the Mundelein Seminary asks the faithful to pray for U.S. based Roman Catholic bishops gathering there for a weeklong prayer retreat, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Mundelein, Ill.
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January 02, 2019 - 8:47 pm
MUNDELEIN, Ill. (AP) — U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops gathered Wednesday for a weeklong retreat near Chicago on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not formulating policy. The retreat began a day after The Associated Press...
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Pope Francis
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December 01, 2018 - 11:18 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has been quoted in a soon-to-be published book as saying that having gays in the clergy "is something that worries me" and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a "fashionable" lifestyle. Italian daily Corriere della Sera's website Saturday ran...
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Mark Abrams
November 14, 2018 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man who alleges he was sexually abused by a priest while he attended Roman Catholic High School back in 1969 has joined a class-action lawsuit against the nation's Catholic bishops and the Vatican. During a news conference Wednesday near the bishops...
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Pope Francis
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October 03, 2018 - 5:05 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops to dream of a future free of the mistakes of the past as he opened a global church leadership meeting Wednesday amid renewed outrage over the priestly sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Yet down the block from the Vatican's synod hall, about two...
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Pope Francis poses with Archbishop Charles Chaupt and seminarians on the steps of St. Martin of Tours Chapel at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, September 27, 2015 in Wynnewwod, Pennsylvania.
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Steve Tawa
September 03, 2018 - 12:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While bishops from around the world were planning to meet in Rome next month to discuss the pastoral care of the Catholic Church for the young, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput is asking the pope to cancel it. When Pope Francis planned the assembly of bishops...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Dan Wing
August 28, 2018 - 11:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro was a guest on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday to discuss sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, and what he calls cover-ups that go all the way to the Vatican. Since the report's release, Shapiro says only two priests have been...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.
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August 27, 2018 - 10:20 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick...
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Pope Francis delivers a blessing during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
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August 20, 2018 - 7:10 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged...
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Pope Francis
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June 16, 2018 - 1:08 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association. The Vatican didn't immediately...
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