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Pope Francis, speaks during the welcoming ceremony at The National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Susana Gonzalez
Pope's popularity is plummeting in the U.S. after sexual abuse scandals
1 hour 21 min ago
September 13, 2018
Pope Francis, speaks during the welcoming ceremony at The National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Susana Gonzalez
Pope orders investigation of W.Va. bishop on sexual harassment charges
September 13, 2018 - 7:48am
September 12, 2018
Pope Francis, speaks during the welcoming ceremony at The National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Susana Gonzalez
Pope Francis summons bishops for summit to discuss clergy sex abuse
September 12, 2018 - 8:31pm
August 28, 2018
Pope Francis, seen here in January in Santiago, Chile, has been accused by a former Vatican ambassador of covering up sexual abuse. That ambassador -- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò demanded that Francis step down. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino
With call for pope to resign, divisions within the Catholic Church explode into view
August 28, 2018 - 8:11am
August 27, 2018
Washington Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the St. Anthony Chapel Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in 2015. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Brittany Greeson
Demands for church reform intensify after letter accusing Pope Francis of sex abuse coverup
August 27, 2018 - 7:49pm
August 26, 2018
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2006. Washington Post photo by Katherine Frey.
Former Vatican ambassador says Pope Benedict and Pope Francis knew of sexual misconduct allegations against McCarrick for years
August 26, 2018 - 2:58pm
August 20, 2018
Pope Francis waves to attendees from a motorcade before mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 16, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino.
Pope Francis: No effort to be spared to tackle Catholic Church's abuses
August 20, 2018 - 7:55pm
A photo of Pope Francis in the Holy Angels Parish in Hays, Pa. (Sam Hodgson/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Read the pope's letter to the faithful on abuse in the Catholic Church
August 20, 2018 - 12:56pm
August 2, 2018
Pope Francis smiles at supporters outside the Vatican Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 15, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino
Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say death penalty is 'inadmissible'
August 2, 2018 - 8:59am
July 30, 2018
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Sept. 26, 2015. (Tony Gentile/Pool via The New York Times / Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian archbishop convicted of sex abuse coverup
July 30, 2018 - 7:50am
June 20, 2018
Pope Francis smiles at supporters outside the Vatican Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 15, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Tamara Merino
Pope Francis criticizes Trump's family-separation policy, says 'populism is not the solution'
June 20, 2018 - 9:45am
May 2, 2018
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Sept. 26, 2015.  (Tony Gentile/Pool via The New York Times / Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Pope Francis won't apologize for abusive church-run schools in Canada, and lawmakers aren't happy
May 2, 2018 - 12:37pm
April 22, 2018
Dr. David Pearce, executive vice president of Sanford Research. Submitted photo
Sanford to detail its extensive medical research at Vatican conference
April 22, 2018 - 6:20am
December 12, 2017
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Sept. 26, 2015.  (Tony Gentile/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
'Lead us not into' what? Pope Francis suggests changing the words of the Lord's Prayer.
December 12, 2017 - 11:12am
November 3, 2017
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis delivers a message at the end Easter mass at the Vatican, March 27, 2016. (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool via The New York Times, Copyright 2017 The New York Times.)
'Please Lord, stop. No more wars.' Pope Francis delivers ominous remarks at WWII burial ground
November 3, 2017 - 7:04am