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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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Chicago cardinal calls Catholic summit on abuse a "turning point"

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago is one of Pope Francis' trusted allies in the U.S. and helped organize the summit on church sex abuse. He hopes it will be seen as a "turning point." Nikki Battiste..
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Pope Francis calls for action at Catholic summit on sex abuse

Pope Francis opened the historic Vatican summit on preventing church sex abuse Thursday by saying words are not enough. He proposed a number of ways to punish predators and keep children safe. Seth..
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Videos for Pope Francis

Europe briefing: Labour MP quits, FIFA sanctions Chelsea, and Pope Francis on sexual abuse [Video]Europe briefing: Labour MP quits, FIFA sanctions Chelsea, and Pope Francis on sexual abuse

Here are the top European stories you need to know about today.

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Pope Holds Historic Summit On Clergy Sexual Abuse [Video]Pope Holds Historic Summit On Clergy Sexual Abuse

Rome (CNN)Pope Francis began an unprecedented summit in Rome to confront the Catholic Church's clergy abuse scandal by saying that Catholics are not looking for simple condemnation, but concrete..

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Pope Francis Calls for 'Concrete' Actions Against Sex Abuse [Video]Pope Francis Calls for 'Concrete' Actions Against Sex Abuse

Pope Francis opened a four-day summit at the Vatican by calling on clergy members to take immediate action against sexual abuse.

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Pope promises change at first sex abuse summit [Video]Pope promises change at first sex abuse summit

Pope Francis opened a landmark Vatican conference on the sexual abuse of children by priests on Thursday by saying the Church would "listen to the cry of the little ones seeking justice". Gracie Jerome..

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Pope Promises 'Concrete' Remedies To Sex Abuse By Priests [Video]Pope Promises 'Concrete' Remedies To Sex Abuse By Priests

Reuters reports Pope Francis promised that concrete actions against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened on Thursday. This comes to counter scepticism from some..

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Vatican summit on child sex abuse: What to expect [Video]Vatican summit on child sex abuse: What to expect

After decades of religious figures sexually assaulting children, Pope Francis attempts to resolve crisis.

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Vatican Summit on Clergy Sex Abuse Will Start This Week [Video]Vatican Summit on Clergy Sex Abuse Will Start This Week

Catholic Church leaders from around the world will meet in Rome this week to discuss preventing clergy sexual abuse.

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Abuse Survivors Express Anger After Being Snubbed By Pope Francis [Video]Abuse Survivors Express Anger After Being Snubbed By Pope Francis

Abuse Survivors Express Anger After Being Snubbed By Pope Francis

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Vatican to hold first-ever sex abuse conference [Video]Vatican to hold first-ever sex abuse conference

Pope Francis will convene the Church's first conference solely about sex abuse this week. But victims and activists fear it won't touch senior clerics who cover up the crimes. Philip Pullella and Lucy..

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Those who spend their life accusing the Church are the devil's friend, says Pope [Video]Those who spend their life accusing the Church are the devil's friend, says Pope

Pope Francis, referring to the words of saint Padre Pio, said that in order to love the Church mistakes should be corrected, but that those who spend their lives accusing the Church are friends of the..

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NYT: Vatican Has Covert Rules for Priests With Children [Video]NYT: Vatican Has Covert Rules for Priests With Children

A Vatican spokesperson told the New York Times there are internal guidelines for handling priests who've fathered children.

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Chilean nuns relieved by Pope's recognition of abuse [Video]Chilean nuns relieved by Pope's recognition of abuse

Three former Chilean nuns who claim to have been sexually abused over two decades ago by priests in their religious order have hailed comments by Pope Francis earlier this month in which he recognized..

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Microsoft, The Vatican, And Artificial Intelligence [Video]Microsoft, The Vatican, And Artificial Intelligence

According to Reuters, the Vatican said that Microsoft President Brad Smith met Pope Francis on Wednesday to discuss the ethical use of artificial intelligence and ways to bridge the digital divide..

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Vatican Will Rule Next Week On Fate Of US Cardinal [Video]Vatican Will Rule Next Week On Fate Of US Cardinal

Vatican officials will meet next week to decide what they will do about former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who has been accused of sexual abuse. Reuters reports Vatican sources told Reuters last..

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Fired Cardinal attacks Pope in manifesto [Video]Fired Cardinal attacks Pope in manifesto

A cardinal who was dismissed from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own “Manifesto of Faith,” in the latest attack on the pontiff’s authority by a leading member of the..

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cFired Cardinal attacks Pope in manifesto [Video]cFired Cardinal attacks Pope in manifesto

A cardinal who was dismissed from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own “Manifesto of Faith,” in the latest attack on the pontiff’s authority by a leading member of the..

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Vatican Quickly Tries To Clarify Remarks On 'Sexual Slavery' Of Nuns [Video]Vatican Quickly Tries To Clarify Remarks On 'Sexual Slavery' Of Nuns

According to a report by CNN, one day after Pope Francis created an international uproar by stating that Catholic nuns had been subjected to 'sexual slavery' by the founder of a French order, the..

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Pope Addresses 'Sexual Abuse Of Nuns' For First Time [Video]Pope Addresses 'Sexual Abuse Of Nuns' For First Time

CNN reports For the first time, Pope Francis has acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops as a "problem" in the Catholic Church, saying that "we've been working on this for some..

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Pope Francis Publicly Acknowledges Nuns Are Also Victims of Sexual Abuse by Priests [Video]Pope Francis Publicly Acknowledges Nuns Are Also Victims of Sexual Abuse by Priests

Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and says he is committed to doing more to fight the problem.

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Pope Francis Said He's Committed To Ending Sexual Abuse Of Nuns [Video]Pope Francis Said He's Committed To Ending Sexual Abuse Of Nuns

Pope Francis announced that he's committed to stopping the abuse of nuns by priests and bishops. The Pope made this announcement on the plane returning from Abu Dhabi, says Reuters. Recently, more nuns..

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Pope Francis Celebrates First-Ever Catholic Mass In Abu Dhabi [Video]Pope Francis Celebrates First-Ever Catholic Mass In Abu Dhabi

Pope Francis has become the first Pope to deliver Catholic mass in the birthplace of Islam. The mass was celebrated in front of approximately 135,000 attendees in the Arabian Peninsula. The pontiff..

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Pope holds historic mass for thousands in UAE [Video]Pope holds historic mass for thousands in UAE

Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass by Pope Francis on Tuesday, the first pontiff in history to visit the Arabian Peninsula...

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Pope Francis Delivers the First-Ever Papal Mass on the Arabian Peninsula [Video]Pope Francis Delivers the First-Ever Papal Mass on the Arabian Peninsula

Pope Francis ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here.

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Pope Francis leads Mass during historic visit to the United Arab Emirates. The mass, attended by an estimated 135,000 people, concluded the Pope's trip to the Arabian Peninsula.

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Tens of thousands attend first papal mass on Arabian peninsula [Video]Tens of thousands attend first papal mass on Arabian peninsula

About 135,000 worshippers gathered Tuesday in Zayed Sports City stadium in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to see the pope, who is in the Gulf Arab country to promote inter-faith..

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CBSN special coverage: Pope Francis convenes summit on church sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis opened a historic summit at the Vatican on sex abuse in the Catholic church by demanding action to confront the global scandal. CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane anchors CBSN's..
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Clergy abuse survivors demand action from Vatican

As Pope Francis holds a summit on clergy sex abuse at the Vatican, survivors are demanding accountability and transparency from church leaders and assert that the time of sex abuse cover-ups is over...
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Pope calls for action at sexual abuse summit

An unprecedented four-day conference focusing on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is underway. In his opening remarks, Pope Francis told the meeting: "Listen to the cries of the young who want..
CBS News - Published

Pope Francis demands action from bishops to end scourge of sex abuse

Pope Francis warned church leaders summoned Thursday to a landmark sex abuse prevention summit that the Catholic faithful are demanding more than just condemnation of the crimes of priests but concrete..
USATODAY.com - Published

Abuse survivors meet with Catholic leaders at the Vatican

A group of sexual abuse survivors met with top Catholic officials at the Vatican on Wednesday. Their meeting comes one day before Pope Francis hosts a summit with church leaders. Nikki Battiste..
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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults,..
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The stakes are high for Pope Francis, Catholics worldwide ahead of unprecedented sex abuse summit

Two groups representing the leadership of Catholic religious orders apologized Tuesday for their failure to quickly act to halt sexual abuse of children by priests.
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Pope Francis prepares for sexual abuse summit as survivors arrive at Vatican

CBS News correspondent Seth Doane is at the Vatican just days before the sexual abuse summit is set to begin. The Vatican is already facing several scandals, including reports of priests hiding their..
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Pope Francis summons 100+ bishops for summit on preventing clergy sex abuse

Pope Francis is summoning more than 100 bishops from across the world for an unprecedented summit on preventing clergy sex abuse. The Vatican hopes Thursday's meeting will be a turning point in efforts..
CBS News - Published

Vatican hopes sexual abuse summit will be a turning point

Pope Francis called more than 100 bishops from around the world to the Vatican this week to discuss how to protect children from clergy sex abuse. Seth Doane reports.
CBS News - Published

Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked over sexual abuse

Pope Francis has dismissed former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from priesthood after Vatican officials found him guilty of sexual abuse crimes against minors and adults. Kurt Martens, a professor..
CBS News - Published

Pope Francis defrocks ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sex abuse

The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession.
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