Pope Benedict XVI, seen here in London in 2010, defrocked nearly 400 priests from 2011-2012 for abusing children, according to a document from the Holy See that was obtained by the AP. Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A light fog engulfs St. Peter's Basilica's dome at the Vatican on Saturday. The Vatican came in for tough public scrutiny over its handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal at a U.N. hearing in Geneva on Thursday. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis prays at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore on Nov. 12. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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A makeshift headstone in the mass grave outside of San Joaquin Parish in the province of Leyte, Philippines. The Catholic parish has lost almost two-thirds of its congregation after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the area. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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For the first time in nearly 2,000 years, relics of St. Peter the apostle (fragments of bone) are displayed for veneration. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida on Wednesday in Aparecida, Brazil. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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Roberto Francisco Daniel, widely known as Padre Beto, was excommunicated by the Catholic Church for his views on gay marriage and other hot-button issues. The former priest says the church must adapt to a changing world. Denise Guimaraes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Evangelical Christians pray during the "March for Jesus" in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Nelson Antoine/AP hide caption

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