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Feb 23, 2019 - 11:38 am .- Pope Francis Saturday led the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences in a penitential liturgy and examination of conscience on their failures in handling abuse within the Catholic Church.
Feb 21, 2019 - 11:56 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday gave participants in a Vatican summit on protection of minors in the Church a list of nearly two dozen discussion points for actions Catholic Church leaders could potentially take in the follow-up to the meeting.
Feb 20, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Cardinal Walter Brandmüller and Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke wrote in a Feb. 19 letter that the “horrible crime” of clerical sexual abuse of minors is “only part of a much greater crisis” that must be addressed before real change can occur.
Feb 20, 2019 - 04:09 am .- Despite the best efforts of human beings, it is only God the Father who will never fall short in loving his children, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Feb 18, 2019 - 03:45 pm .- The wider purpose of the three-day meeting is to impress the seriousness of the child abuse crisis on bishops from around the world, while American focus remains on accountability for bishops, and abuse cases of all kinds involving them personally.
Feb 18, 2019 - 01:50 pm .- A new report commissioned by an international children’s charity has revealed that 420 million children, or nearly one in five worldwide, lived in “areas affected by armed conflict and war” in 2017— a twenty-year high.
Feb 18, 2019 - 11:30 am .- The Vatican has released the schedule, speakers, and a new website for this week’s much-anticipated sex abuse summit, which will focus on episcopal transparency and accountability for the protection of minors.
Feb 18, 2019 - 10:00 am .- The Vatican announced on Monday that Bishop Boris Gudziak has been named as the new Archbishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia.
Feb 17, 2019 - 04:46 am .- Pope Francis Sunday asked for prayers for a meeting of the presidents of bishops’ conferences around the world slated to take place later this week.
Feb 16, 2019 - 11:00 pm .- Pope Francis’ recent letter to Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro confirmed the Holy See’s position on the Venezuelan crisis, while demonstrating that Maduro has become an increasingly isolated global figure.
Feb 16, 2019 - 10:00 am .- McCarrick’s laicization answers few of the questions raised by his case, the most pressing of which being how a man with an obviously scandalous track record was able to rise so high in ecclesiastical responsibility.
Feb 16, 2019 - 01:41 am .- Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordered this week the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Washington, and a once powerful figure in ecclesiastical, diplomatic, and political circles in the U.S. and around the world.
Feb 15, 2019 - 10:05 am .- Pope Francis said Friday that people need to overcome their fear of migrants and refugees, and look for the face of Christ in each immigrant arriving in their countries.
Feb 15, 2019 - 06:13 am .- Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the United Nations’ agricultural development agency in Rome Thursday.
Feb 14, 2019 - 11:13 am .- The liturgy, Pope Francis said Thursday, cannot be reduced to a matter of taste, becoming the subject of ideological polarization, because it is a primary way Catholics encounter the Lord.
Feb 13, 2019 - 11:30 am .- On Feb. 13, the Milan daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera published a report saying that the pope had written to Maduro reiterating his desire for the avoidance of violence in the country. 
Feb 13, 2019 - 03:17 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that one’s prayer should always be a dialogue with God with charitable consideration for others’ needs.
Feb 11, 2019 - 06:49 am .- The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Naples in June to discuss the impact of the apostolic constitution, Veritatis Gaudium, on theological studies.
Feb 10, 2019 - 08:15 pm .- Pope Francis on Saturday called on Italian judges to better society through their work, emphasizing the virtue of justice in building a healthy public life.
Feb 10, 2019 - 04:10 am .- Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to human trafficking, encouraging Catholics to pray for the intercession of St. Josephine Bakhita, the patron of trafficking victims.