Police in the Australian state of Victoria have announced sexual abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell, the pope's finance chief. At the Vatican on Thursday, Pell said he would return to Australia to fight the charges. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gathered in Fatima, Portugal, on Saturday, where Pope Francis canonized two new saints. Jacinta and Francisco Marto were children 100 years ago when their visions of the Virgin Mary marked this place as an important Catholic shrine. Paulo Novais/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis speaks in a video at the TED2017 conference Tuesday in Vancouver, British Columbia. The audience gave him a standing ovation after the talk, which stressed the importance of humility among the powerful. Ryan Lash /TED hide caption

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Marie Collins attends a press conference at the Vatican in May 2014. The prominent survivor of abuse by a priest has resigned her position on Pope Francis' commission to combat clerical sex abuse, citing her frustration with resistance from within the Vatican. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-Pope Francis posters appeared in Rome last week, with a message in a Roman street dialect saying, "Hey, Frank, you took over Congregations, suspended priests, decapitated the Order of Malta and the Franciscans of The Immaculate, ignored Cardinals... Where the heck is your mercy?" Sylvia Poggioli /NPR hide caption

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Steve Bannon Aligns With Vatican Hard-Liners Who Oppose Pope Francis

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Pope Francis listens to a children's band during his weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Dec. 21. L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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For Pope Francis, A Year Of Reconciliation Abroad Amid Opposition At Home

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"I believe that the media should be very clear, very transparent, and not fall prey — without offence, please — to the sickness of coprophilia," says Pope Francis. The pontiff is seen here at St. Peter's Basilica in November. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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