Pope to make historic visit to United Arab Emirates in February

Pope Francis will visit the United Arab Emirates next year, becoming the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula, the Vatican announced.
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Clericalism is ugly perversion, pope tells seminarians

Priests must always keep in mind that their mission is to serve others and not claim superiority over the people entrusted to their care, Pope Francis said.
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World has not learned lessons from Great War, pope says

The brutality of the First World War is a lesson that the world has yet to learn, Pope Francis said.
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Pope: Holiness comes from experience of Christ’s love, not pious talk

Christians reveal their faith not by spewing superfluous words about Jesus but by having a genuine experience of his love despite their sins, Pope Francis said.
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Martin Scorsese asks pope question as pontiff says young people must learn from mistakes of the past

Pope Francis said young men and women today need to learn from their elders what led to the great wars of the 20th century so "they won't fall for the same mistake."
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Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

Promising a thorough review of how the Vatican handled allegations of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the Vatican acknowledged that what happened may fall short of the procedures that are in place today.
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Bishops say young people need to be heard, not arrogantly lectured

The Catholic Church needs to communicate the beauty and intelligence of faith to young men and women without resorting to condescending and aggressive methods, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles told members of the Synod of Bishops.
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Pope expels Karadima, notorious Chilean abuser, from priesthood

Pope Francis expelled from the priesthood a Chilean who gained notoriety for sexually abusing young men in his parish.
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Former nuncio claims Vatican official has evidence of cover-up

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who accused Pope Francis and church officials of failing to act on accusations of sexual abuse, urged a top Vatican official to release documents that would prove his allegations.
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Laity must have role in fighting clericalism, Vatican official says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Clericalism has led to a distorted view of authority that has contributed to the problems of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience affecting the Catholic Church, said the head of the Vatican’s clergy office. Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, said the crisis facing the...
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Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

A former apostolic nuncio to the United States accused church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of abuse of conscience and power by now-Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick.
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Pope calls for respect for migrants amid rising number of deaths at sea

With the rising death toll of migrants and refugees attempting the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act to prevent further tragedy.
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