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Vatican: Pope Will Not Hold Traditional Baptisms

(CNN) - Pope Francis will not hold the traditional children's baptism in the Sistine Chapel due to the pandemic. The Vatican said that it is a precaution due to the current health situation. Pope Francis has traditionally baptized children…

Pope Cancels Events Due To Cold

(CNN) - Pope Francis is canceling more events because of a lingering cold. The Pope spoke from his window on St. Peter's Square Sunday, saying that a cold will prevent him from participating in a week-long spiritual retreat outside…

Pope Tells Abusers To Surrender To Justice

(CNN) - In the wake of the sex abuse crisis within the U.S. Catholic church, the Pope spoke out forcefully against clergy members accused of inappropriate behavior. Pope Francis said Friday that those who abuse minors should turn themselves…

Pope: Synagogue Attack an 'Inhuman Act of Violence'

(CNN) - The Pope has condemned the deadly shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue. On Sunday, Pope Francis called the attack an "inhuman act of violence." He also offered his condolences to the city's Jewish community. During his weekly…

Pope Expels Chilean Priest Over Sex Abuse Allegations

(CNN) - Pope Francis has expelled a Chilean priest involved in a sex abuse scandal. That's according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Santiago in Chile. Reverend Cristián Precht Bañados of Chile was already suspended in 2012 from…

Vatican Remove Remarks About Psychiatry, Gay Children

(CNN) - The Vatican has removed a section from the transcript of Pope Francis' Sunday remarks on the topic of gay children. The pontiff was asked what he would say to a father who's child is gay. The Pope…

Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the pope

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sean Spicer finally got to meet the pope. The former White House press secretary attended an audience with Pope Francis Sunday as part of an annual meeting of the International Catholic Legislators Network, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke…