Vatican

In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
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Mike DeNardo
August 16, 2018 - 4:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two days after the release of a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report outlining decades of clergy sex abuse, the Vatican has issued an official reaction. A statement from the Vatican calls the abuse and the cover-ups outlined in the grand jury report "criminal and...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro outlined the findings of the grand jury investigation into six catholic diocese in Pennsylvania.
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August 15, 2018 - 11:18 am
By Lindsey Ellefson, CNN (CNN) -- Shaun Dougherty, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by a priest in Pennsylvania, doesn't have anything he'd like to say to Pope Francis. "What am I going to tell a pope?" he asked CNN's Erica Hill Wednesday morning, when she questioned if he had a message for the...
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In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo, nuns are silhouetted in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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July 30, 2018 - 7:52 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The largest association of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States urged its members Monday to report any sexual abuse of religious sisters by clergy and demanded that church authorities "take action to end a culture of silence, hold abusers accountable and provide support to...
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 In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S.
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July 28, 2018 - 8:20 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move described as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title and rank following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced on Saturday that Francis ordered...
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Pope Francis
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June 20, 2018 - 1:05 pm
By Judith Vonberg, CNN (CNN) -- Pope Francis has added his voice to those criticizing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in the separation of families at the Mexican border. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters at his Vatican residence published on Wednesday,...
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March 08, 2011 - 12:18 pm
Members of a now-closed Catholic Church in South Jersey who have taken over the building in hopes of reopening it are buoyed by a recent Vatican panel decision that could reopen several shuttered churches in the Allentown, Pa. area.
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