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Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Bishop Stephan Ackermann present the results of the study on sexual abuse of minors by Germany's Catholic priests and clerics on Tuesday in Fulda, Germany. Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis meets a group of faithful from China at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in April. The Vatican says it signed a "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that for decades fueled tensions between the Holy See and Beijing. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Revelers in Mumbai hoist up a statue of the elephant-headed god Ganesh and parade it toward the Arabian Sea. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Indians Are Partying And Praying For Elephant-Headed God Ganesh

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Pope Francis has summoned church leaders from around the world to the Vatican in February to address the continuing clergy sex abuse crisis. Some bishops say the abuse is due to gay priests within the church. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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As Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Deepens, Conservative Circles Blame Gay Priests

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When she was 13, Linda Kay Klein joined an evangelical church that valued sexual purity. She recounts her experiences in the memoir Pure. Jami Saunders Photography/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'

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Archbishop Jose Gomez (left) and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo arrive at the Perugino Gate to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday to discuss the sex abuse crisis within the church. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis will meet at the Vatican with leaders of the U.S. Catholic Church, including the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, to discuss clergy sexual abuse. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Acting New York state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood (left) speaks in Albany, N.Y. on May 15. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal speaks during a news conference on Aug. 1 in Newark, N.J. Hans Pennink and Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Students assemble for the first Mass of the academic year at St. Bernard School in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Sarah Schneider/WESA hide caption

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Catholic Schools And Parents Grapple With Whether To Address Abuse Report

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced her own clergy abuse investigation last month. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Has Catholic Canon Law Aggravated The Clergy Abuse Crisis?

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Pittsburgh resident Ray Santori is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by a priest. The economic consequences have been considerable. Sarah Boden/WESA hide caption

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Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors Face Lifelong Financial Burdens

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