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A mass for a canonization ceremony of Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, as well as five other people, was in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, on Sunday. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chilean demonstrators light candles during an August vigil in Santiago that protested the sex abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church. Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl. The two met in 2015 during the pope's visit to Washington, D.C. Gary Cameron/Reuters hide caption

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Archbishop Óscar Romero stands outside the chapel of the Hospital de la Divina Providencia in San Salvador on Nov. 20, 1979. Alex Bowie/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Voice For The Voiceless': Sainthood For El Salvador's Archbishop Óscar Romero

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Archbishop William Lori announced a new program to issue parishioner ID cards outside a Baltimore church on Wednesday. Kevin J. Parks/Catholic Review Media hide caption

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Pope Francis leaves the Paul VI hall at the end of his meeting with youths attending the synod at the Vatican on Saturday. The three-week meeting will likely be dominated by what many analysts call Catholicism's worst crisis since reformation. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Vatican's Meeting Of Bishops Is Overshadowed By Abuse Allegations

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Faith-based groups from both sides of the political spectrum are working to inspire voters for the midterms. A man listens as Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown speaks at a church as part of The South Rising Tour, aimed at getting more voters to the polls. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Faith Groups Get Out The Vote For The Midterm Elections

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The Diocese of Cheyenne urged law enforcement to reopen an old clergy sex abuse case against a former bishop. Matt Potter /Courtesy of the Diocese of Cheyenne hide caption

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Wyoming Reopens Dormant Clergy Sex Abuse Case

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Pope Francis released a letter on Wednesday urging Catholics to trust his decision to form an agreement with the Chinese government on the appointment of bishops in China. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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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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