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 In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, File)
(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, File)
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November 10, 2020 - 9:17 am
Vatican faults many for McCarrick's rise, spares Francis
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Pope Francis waves to faithful at the end of the weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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October 21, 2020 - 10:20 am
Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco”.
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Relatives attend the burial of 57-year-old Paulo Jose da Silva, who died from the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, June 5, 2020.
(AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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June 07, 2020 - 11:35 am
World reaches 400,000 virus deaths as pope urges caution
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A Christian worshiper stands at the closed door of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, Friday, April 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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April 10, 2020 - 10:18 am
Christians around the world are observing Good Friday amid a pandemic. Read more how the holiest of days on the Christian calendar will go on as planned.
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Pope Francis reads his message during the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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February 12, 2020 - 2:21 pm
By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has divided the Catholic Church and emboldened his conservative...
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November 14, 2019 - 9:51 am
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and other tech companies to urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and prevent children from accessing pornography online. Francis told a Vatican conference...
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Pope Francis is greeted by a flight attendant as he boards his flight to Maputo, Mozambique, in Rome's Fiumicino International airport, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
WRVA News
September 04, 2019 - 1:10 pm
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged his growing opposition within the conservative right-wing of the U.S. Catholic Church and said in off-hand remarks aboard the papal plane Wednesday it is "an honor if the Americans attack me." Francis...
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Pope Francis attends an audience with participants of a course on the Internal Forum. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 29, 2019 - 10:59 am
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday issued sweeping new sex abuse legislation for Vatican personnel and diplomats that requires the immediate reporting of abuse allegations to Vatican prosecutors, a policy shift aimed at being a model for the Catholic...
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January 22, 2019 - 12:47 pm
LOS POZOS, Panama (AP) — A handful of carpenters have been putting the finishing details on a towering cedar chair which will be used by Pope Francis when he visits Panama starting Wednesday. Hernan Guardia, 42, runs the workshop that is responsible for crafting the elegant throne. "You know who...
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(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
December 01, 2018 - 10:48 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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