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266th and current Pope

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Pope Francis: 266th and current Pope
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, the first to visit and hold papal mass in the Arabian Peninsula, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

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French Cardinal Barbarin says pope refused his offer to resign over sex abuse case

Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted of failing to report sexual abuse charges, said on Tuesday that Pope Francis had turned down his offer to resign but had suggested he..
Reuters - Published

Convicted French cardinal meets pope after saying he would resign

Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted this month of failing to report sexual abuse allegations, met Pope Francis on Monday after saying he planned to resign as archbishop of..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pope Francis

Pope prays for victims of Africa's Cyclone Idai [Video]Pope prays for victims of Africa's Cyclone Idai

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his sorrow for African populations hit by Cyclone Idai in various regions of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi where hundreds of people were killed. Rough Cut (no..

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Cardinal Pell's lawyer says appeal is in process [Video]Cardinal Pell's lawyer says appeal is in process

Cardinal George Pell's lawyer Robert Richter left the Victorian County Court and told reporters that an appeal was "on foot" after his client was sentenced to six years in jail for sexually abusing two..

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Australia's Cardinal Pell sentenced to six years in jail for child sex abuse [Video]Australia's Cardinal Pell sentenced to six years in jail for child sex abuse

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell is sentenced to six years in jail by an Australian court for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Cardinal Pell Sentenced to 6 Years for Sexual Abuse [Video]Cardinal Pell Sentenced to 6 Years for Sexual Abuse

The former Vatican treasurer is the highest-ranking Catholic Church official to be convicted on child sexual abuse charges.

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French Cardinal Convicted of Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse [Video]French Cardinal Convicted of Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse

He's the highest-ranking Catholic official in France to be convicted of covering up child sexual abuse.

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French Cardinal Convicted Of Covering Up Sex Abuse Allegations Spanning Over A Decade [Video]French Cardinal Convicted Of Covering Up Sex Abuse Allegations Spanning Over A Decade

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, a high-ranking French Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse in his diocese and said..

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Italy's Mormons get their first temple in Catholicism's cradle [Video]Italy's Mormons get their first temple in Catholicism's cradle

For Italy's 25,000 Mormons, their first temple that has been completed in Rome is a sign that they too are finally on the map in the heart of Christianity. Megan Revell reports.

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French Cardinal Found Guilty Of Child Abuse Coverup Resigns [Video]French Cardinal Found Guilty Of Child Abuse Coverup Resigns

Reuters reports France’s archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barabarin . said on Thursday he would submit his resignation to Pope Francis after he was found guilty of failing to report allegations..

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French cardinal found guilty of failing to act on sex abuse allegations [Video]French cardinal found guilty of failing to act on sex abuse allegations

A French court convicted the Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon on Thursday of failing to act on historic allegations of sexual abuse of boy scouts in his diocese, handing Cardinal Philippe Barbarin a..

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The Vatican Will Unseal Records About Holocaust-Era Pope Pius XII [Video]The Vatican Will Unseal Records About Holocaust-Era Pope Pius XII

Pope Francis announced a decision that promises to shed light on a controversial period of Vatican history: the Vatican will let historians access sealed documents about Pope Pius XII, who led the..

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Vatican to Open Archives on WWII-Era Pope Pius XII [Video]Vatican to Open Archives on WWII-Era Pope Pius XII

The secret archives will be open to researchers beginning in March 2020.

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Pope to open secret WW2 archive for Jewish groups [Video]Pope to open secret WW2 archive for Jewish groups

Some Jewish groups have long alleged that the Vatican turned a blind eye to the Holocaust. Now Pope Francis plans to open the secret archives of his predecessor Pius XII, stating, "the Church is not..

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Cardinal Pell Convicted Of Sexual Offences, Behind Bars [Video]Cardinal Pell Convicted Of Sexual Offences, Behind Bars

Reuters reports Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will spend his first night behind bars on Wednesday after he was remanded into custody pending sentencing for sexually abusing two choir..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Cardinal George Pell to spend first night behind bars [Video]Cardinal George Pell to spend first night behind bars

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will spend his first night behind bars after he was remanded into custody pending sentencing for sexually abusing two choir boys in Australia two decades..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Australian Cardinal Pell arrives for sentence hearing [Video]Australian Cardinal Pell arrives for sentence hearing

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic clergyman worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences, returns to court for a sentence plea hearing. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Mixed reactions over Cardinal George Pell's sex abuse conviction [Video]Mixed reactions over Cardinal George Pell's sex abuse conviction

Some on social media have noted that Pell, an aide to Pope Francis, has cosy relations with top politicians and others have come to his defence.

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Vatican calls Pell conviction 'painful news' [Video]Vatican calls Pell conviction 'painful news'

The Vatican's interim spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said on Tuesday the conviction of Australian Cardinal George Pell on child sexual offences was "painful news." Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex abuse [Video]Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex abuse

The 77-year-old former Archbishop of Melbourne is the most senior Catholic cleric to be found guilty of the offence. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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President of Australian Bishops says news of Cardinal Pell conviction has shocked many [Video]President of Australian Bishops says news of Cardinal Pell conviction has shocked many

The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Mark Colderidge said on Tuesday news of the conviction of Australian Cardinal George Pell on child sexual abuse charges had..

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The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted in Australia of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' top..

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Vatican treasurer found guilty of abusing two choir boys [Video]Vatican treasurer found guilty of abusing two choir boys

Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican treasurer and a former top adviser to Pope Francis, is found guilty on five charges of child sexual offenses committed more than two decades ago against 13-year-old..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Vatican Treasurer Found Guilty of Child Sex Offenses [Video]Vatican Treasurer Found Guilty of Child Sex Offenses

A jury found him guilty of one charge of sexual penetration of a child and four charges of an indecent act with or in the presence of a child.

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Pope Claims To Have Declared War On Sexual Abuse But Victims Are Skeptical [Video]Pope Claims To Have Declared War On Sexual Abuse But Victims Are Skeptical

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis ended his conference on the sexual abuse of children by clergy on Sunday by calling for an “all-out battle” against a crime that should be “erased from the..

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Pope Francis calls for 'all-out battle' against child sex abuse [Video]Pope Francis calls for 'all-out battle' against child sex abuse

Pope's speech lacked concrete measures except for a pledge to toughen laws against online child pornography.

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As Xi heads to Italy, Vatican says China should not fear Church

A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis..
Reuters - Published

Pope reactivates plans for South Sudan trip

Pope Francis has asked aides to resume plans for a visit to South Sudan, a trip that had to be scrapped in 2017 because of the civil war in the world's youngest country.
Reuters - Published

Cardinal George Pell sentenced to 6 years in prison

Cardinal George Pell, once a top adviser to Pope Francis, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison. Pell had been found guilty of five counts related to sexually abusing two boys. Pell is the..
CBS News - Published

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