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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis renewed a commission on clergy sexual abuse on Saturday, confirming a U.S. cardinal as its head, as the Vatican promised to give victims a greater say in its work. The renewal of the commission and the confirmation of Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston as its head
Pope reactivates Vatican panel on child sex abuse
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has reactivated a panel of experts on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church assigned to look into prevention and care for victims, the Vatican said Saturday. Francis is under fire over his handling of the decades-old worldwide scandal of pedophile priests, including f
Pope renews Vatican's anti-sexual abuse panel
Pope Francis has announced the renewal of the Church's panel tasked with combating sexual abuse of children, in the wake of a fresh controversy. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is made up of eight men and eight women - nine of which are new members. Its original three-year man
Pope Francis renews, expands Vatican sex-abuse panel
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, head of the Catholic Church's advisory panel on child protection, looks on as Pope Francis arrives to lead a January mass at the Las Palmas airbase in Lima, Peru. ROME - Pope Francis renewed his advisory panel on child protection, after a two-month lapse, amid growing critici
Pope sends telegram about "devastating attack"
Pope Francis is sending his condolences to the victims of the school shooting in Florida and praying that "such senseless acts of violence may cease." The Vatican says Francis sent a telegram Thursday to the archbishop of Miami saying he was "deeply saddened" to learn of the "devastating attack." Fr
Pope's quotes: A prophetic way
A quote from Pope Francis: "Consecrated persons, by virtue of their consecration, 'follow the Lord in a special way, in a prophetic way.' They are called to recognize the signs of God's presence in daily life and wisely to discern the questions posed to us by God and the men and women of our time. T
Priest at Vatican mission to the U.N. offers 'Plan of Life'
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Vatican tries to defuse scandal, says pope meets victims
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican is confirming that Pope Francis frequently meets with victims of sex abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said Thursday that
Pope Francis wowed the world but, five years on, is in troubled waters
He entered office on a wave of energy but, as discontent grows over his attitude to abuse scandals, Francis faces opposition on all sides Pope Francis is greeted by schoolchildren during an audience at the Vatican. Photograph: AP Chatham House is one of the most important foreign affairs thinkta
Vatican denies ex-Pope Benedict suffering 'paralysis'
The Vatican today denied a magazine report suggesting former Pope Benedict was suffering a debilitating 'paralysis' that threatened to end his life imminently. The German magazine Neue Post had quoted Benedict's older brother, the priest Georg Ratzinger, 94, as saying: The greatest fear is that the
Pope Francis documentary to hit US theatres in May
"Pope Francis - A Man of His Word" will be released in the US on May 18. UNIVERSAL CITY: Pope Francis is heading to the big screen to talk life, the universe and everything in a rare Vatican-backed theatrical documentary, studio executives announced on Wednesday. Written and directed by three-time O
Vatican releases pope's Holy Week, Easter schedule
VATICAN CITY (CNS) - The Vatican released Pope Francis' liturgical schedule for March and April, including Holy Week and Easter. The schedule includes a special Mass April 8 with priests who served as "missionaries of mercy" during the Holy Year of Mercy 2015-2016. More than 1,000 priests received a
Will Pope Francis Surrender to China?
While the Winter Olympics in South Korea are dominating the headlines from Asia this week, surreptitious negotiations now taking place in Beijing may prove more consequential for the eventual course of the 21st century. According to newsreports, the Vatican might be nearing an agreement with the Chi
Late Pope Paul VI to be made saint this year, Pope Francis says
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The late Pope Paul VI, who led the Roman Catholic Church in the 1960s and 1970s during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception, will be made a saint this year, Pope Francis has decided. Francis made the announcement on Thursday
Vatican investigator meeting with Chile abuse victim in NYC
NEW YORK - A Vatican sex-crimes investigator is meeting in New York with one of the key victims in the Chilean abuse scandal that involves a bishop Pope Francis has vigorously defended. The meeting on Saturday between Archbishop Charles Scicluna and whistleblower Juan Carlos Cruz will take place at
JLo Flashes Massive $186K Diamond Cartier Ring A-Rod Gave Her - Love Or Loathe?
Jennifer Lopez showed off major bling while on a romantic Valentine's Day dinner date with Alex Rodriguez. See pics of her huge diamond ring here! Jennifer Lopez, 48, proved she's no longer "Jenny From the Block" when she sported a $186,000 Cartier panther ring on Feb. 14. The stunning piece of jewe
Lindsey Vonn Has A Message For Her Trump-Supporting Twitter Trolls
American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn sent a message to the internet trolls who bombarded her with abuse after she missed out on a Winter Olympics medal on Saturday. Trolls, including some of President Donald Trump's supporters, tweeted hateful messages at the 33-year-old four-time Olympian after she p
More humiliation for Melania Trump? First Lady leaves White House alone following new infidelity allegation
Several hours after the New Yorker published a story Friday morning, reporting details of President Donald Trump's alleged affair with a Playboy playmate, First Lady Melania Trump eschewed the traditional couple's walk across the South Lawn from the White House to Marine One to fly to Mar-a-Lago, CN
Florida Shooting Suspect Reportedly Became Violently Jealous After Break-Up
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Lionel Richie Says Daughter Sofia's Relationship with Scott Disick Is 'Just a Phase'
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Jamie Foxx Walked Away in the Middle of Interview After Being Asked About Katie Holmes
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Melania Trump's tweet for 'Random Acts of Kindness Day' backfires
Melania Trump shared some encouraging words to mark 'Random Acts of Kindness Day' on Saturday, February 17th. "I encourage everyone to test the power of kindness on Random Acts of Kindness Day. It's an opportunity to teach our children the importance of taking care of one another," the first lady tw
Omarosa Claims Someone in the White House Is "Sleeping Around With Everybody"
Welcome to the year 2018, a time when political journalists find themselves turning to Celebrity Big Brother for the latest gossip about what's going on in the White House these days. Former Trump administration Director of Communications Omarosa Manigault Newman has been enjoying her share of notor
The Rumors About Prince Harry's Paternity That Never Die
Twenty-three years after Princess Diana admitted to being in love with James Hewitt, her butler Paul Burrell ensures Prince Harry's paternity remains an object of fascination. Whenever I meet royal fans (or indeed haters) who want to talk about Prince Harry, they nearly always ask, "So, who is Harry
Watch Chris Brown And Game Pass A Blunt On Live TV Because They Are Clearly Out Of F*cks To Give
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To Orgy or Not to Orgy
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Why does Melania stay?
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Very embarrassing mom Sally Field tries to set her son up with Adam Rippon on Twitter
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