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Pope Francis vows action on clergy sex abuse but US prosecutors say church can't be trusted to police itself

(CNN) — As the Vatican began a historic summit on combating clergy sexual abuse, prosecutors in the United States slammed the Catholic Church, saying it should not be trusted to police itself.

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Pope Francis has asked Catholic leaders to stay after historic summit to ensure action on sex abuse

Rome — Pope Francis opened an extraordinary summit on preventing church sex abuse Thursday by saying words are not enough, proposing a number of ways to punish predators and keep children safe. Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich is one of the pope's trusted allies in the U.S. and helped organize the summ

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Pope Orders Clergy To Give Up Sexual Abuse For Lent

Proving that he is a man of action and not just words, Pope Francis has taken a bold step towards reform in the wake of overwhelming evidence of the extent of sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church.

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Victims of Liberia gold mine collapse receive prayers from pope

Workers at a gold mine in Liberia, September 2011. Credit: DW Akademie - Africa via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). “His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by a mudslide in Gbanipea, and he expresses his heartfelt solidarity with you and all those affecte

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Vatican Sex Abuse Summit: Pope Says He Means Business, but Victim Says 'This Is Ridiculous'

Pope Francis has ordered Catholic leaders to Rome to address the global epidemic of sex abuse in the church. The pope says it's time to end the culture of silence and expose the sins of the guilty. That's why victims are also at the summit, telling their stories of abuse suffered at the hands of pri

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Pope Francis calls for 'concrete and effective measures' at historic sex abuse summit

On the first day of a historic conference that’s likely to become a defining moment of his papacy, Pope Francis appeared prepared to tackle the excruciating, decades-long epidemic of child sex abuse at the hands of Catholic priests.

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Pope Francis at sex abuse summit: 'Listen to the cry of the young who want justice'

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urged bishops to “listen to the cry of the children who ask for justice” as an unprecedented meeting on the Catholic Church’s handling of sexual abuse by priests opened on Thursday.

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Victims testify at child sex abuse conference, Pope promises to fight ‘enemy within’

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis promised that concrete action against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened on Thursday, with one cardinal acknowledging that the Church had to fight “the enemy within”. Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world for

REUTERS

Pope, at crisis conference, vows 'concrete' steps against sex abuse by priests

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis promised that concrete action against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened on Thursday, with one cardinal acknowledging that the Church had to fight “the enemy within”. Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world for

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Francis After First Day At Sex Abuse Summit: “We Figured It All Out. Thanks For Your Concern, But You Can Leave Us Alone Now”

Hours after the first day of the Vatican Sex Abuse Summit concluded yesterday, Pope Francis stood before close to 200 participants and a small gathering of reporters and announced that “all went well,” before going on to tell everyone that they were “welcome to now leave.”

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Pope opens child sex abuse conference, promising 'concrete' remedies

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis promised that concrete action against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened on Thursday, with one cardinal acknowledging that the Church had to fight “the enemy within”. Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world for

REUTERS

Pope Francis vows action on clergy sex abuse

(CNN) - As the Vatican began a historic summit on combating clergy sexual abuse, prosecutors in the United States slammed the Catholic Church, saying it should not be trusted to police itself.

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Pope Francis must confront parishioners’ pain — and the priests who inflict it — with resolve

In a meeting that should have been held decades ago, Pope Francis last week convened Roman Catholic leaders at the Vatican and called for “concrete and effective measures” to curb the “scourge” of sexual abuse by priests.

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Pope Francis presents 21-point “road map” to guide discussion at abuse summit

Prelates attend the opening session of the meeting on the protection of minors in the church at the Vatican Feb. 21, 2019. (CNS photo/Evandro Inetti, pool) Pope Francis opened the four-day Vatican summit on the protection of minors in the church this morning by telling the 190 participants from more

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'A Life Destroyed': Survivors And Pope At Vatican Summit Address Clergy Sex Abuse

Thursday at the Vatican, Pope Francis stood before some 200 participants in an unprecedented summit on preventing clergy sex abuse and said Catholics are seeking not simply "condemnations" but "concrete, effective measures."

NPR

Clergy Sex Abuse Victims 'Beyond Angry' Over Pope's 'Friends Of The Devil' Comment

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh's Bishop and local abuse victims are reacting to developments at the Vatican summit on preventing clergy sex abuse. Jim Van Sickle of Coraopolis is in Rome watching developments. He tells KDKA Radio he was angered to hear the Pope say those who spend the

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Pope’s opening words at summit on abuse underway in Vatican

A meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church” was inaugurated today in the Vatican. It will run through February 24, and is chaired by Pope Francis. The meeting is attended by the presidents of the local bishops’ conferences, the heads of the Eastern Catholic Churches, representatives of the

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Polish sex abuse victims meet Pope Francis, release abuse report

Members of Have No Fear, a Polish organization for sex abuse victims and advocates, speak to media in Rome, Feb. 21, 2019. Credit: Courtney Grogan/CNA. .- A Polish delegation of sex abuse victims and advocates met Pope Francis Wednesday, and presented the pope with a report documenting alleged clerg

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Abuse summit day one: Pope calls for ‘concrete and effective’ action

The bishops also heard powerful testimony from victims on the first day of the summit. (Rome, Thursday, February 21, 2019) The highly anticipated meeting on child protection opened at the Vatican on Thursday morning, with powerful testimony from victims, one of whom told the bishops flatly, “You are

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'Hear the cry of the little ones': Pope Francis promises 'concrete' action against sex abuse priests as historic Vatican summit begins

POPE Francis urged bishops to "hear the cry" of clerical child abuse victims as he opened a landmark Vatican summit on the prevention of sex crimes in the Catholic Church on Thursday.

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