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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in May. Morrison apologized to hundreds of victims of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions on Monday. Mark Nolan/Getty Images hide caption

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St. Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. A sweeping grand jury report released in August found that more than 1,000 minors were abused by some 300 priests across Pennsylvania over a 70-year period. Jeff Swensen/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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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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Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Mark Coleridge speaks to the media alongside Catholic Religious Australia President Sister Monica Cavanagh, right, during a news conference in Sydney on Friday in response to the child abuse royal commission's recommendations. Peter Rae/AP hide caption

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Cardinal Blase Cupich, seen cradling a cross during a march against violence last year in Chicago, expressed "sorrow, disgust, outrage" last week in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation, which implicated priests with connections to the Chicago Archdiocese. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis addresses the International Pilgrimage of the Ministrants last month in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis reads from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Vatican responded to the latest report of clergy abuse in the United States. Filippo Monteforte /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ronald Gainer, the Roman Catholic bishop of the diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., discusses child sexual abuse by clergy during a press conference on Wednesday in Harrisburg, Pa. A partially redacted, roughly 900-page grand jury report about abuse by priests in Pennsylvania has been ordered to be made public within weeks. Mark Scolforo/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis is welcomed by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet at La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago on Tuesday. The pope landed in Santiago late Monday on his first visit to Chile since becoming pope, and his sixth to Latin America — a trip that will also take him to Peru. Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cardinal Bernard Law (right) speaks with unidentified prelates as he attends Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in 2013. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Bernard Law, Former Archbishop Of Boston, Dies In Rome At 86

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The bronze statue of Cardinal Moran stands by the entrance of St. Mary's Cathedral, in Sydney, Australia. Nina Dermawan#145440/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Catholic Church Singled Out In Australian Sex Abuse Report

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Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the Vatican's ambassador to the Dominican Republic, offers Mass in Santo Domingo on Aug. 3, 2009. The former archbishop and papal ambassador died Friday at the Vatican awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Cardinal Keith O'Brien stands at a window in a room in his home in Edinburgh, Scotland, in February 2013 when he first tendered his resignation over sexual misconduct allegations. David Moir/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt speaks at his office in St. Paul, Minn., in a photo taken in July. Nienstedt announced Friday that the archdiocese was filing for bankruptcy following more than a dozen claims from alleged sexual abuse victims. Craig Lassig/AP hide caption

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