French order, acknowledging abuse by founder, clarifies pope's remarks

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Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Rome Feb. 5, 2019. Leaders of the three branches of the French religious Community of St. John issued a statement in response to the pope's remarks on the plane that referenced their order being dissolved by Pope Benedict XVI because of sexual abuses. (CNS/Paul Haring)