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Pope Francis arrived at Dublin Airport on Saturday, the first visit by a Pope since John Paul II's in 1979. He is expected to have private meetings with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images hide caption

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Archbishop Robert Carlson pictured at Cathedral Basilica on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. On Thursday, he invited AG Josh Hawley to review church records and it's handling of sexual abuse allegations. Robert Cohen/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. Pressure is mounting on the pontiff as more and more church sexual abuse scandals unfold around the world. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis Visits Ireland Amid Church Scandals Across The World

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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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Now-former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson is the most senior Roman Catholic clergyman in the world to be convicted of covering up clergy sex abuse. Darren Pateman/AP hide caption

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Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, walk in annual Corpus Christi procession organized on the Feast of Christ the King in Kolkata, India, in 2016. Bikas Das/AP hide caption

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Leo Varadkar, Ireland's prime minister, or taoiseach, leaves a Dublin polling station after casting his vote in Friday's referendum. Varadkar has campaigned aggressively for repealing Ireland's abortion ban. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis baptized 34 babies Sunday in an annual ceremony in the Sistine Chapel. He repeated advice from previous years: mothers should feel free to breastfeed during the service. AP 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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In an interview this week, Pope Francis criticized the phrasing about temptation in the Lord's Prayer. The pontiff is pictured here at the Vatican in April. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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A priest blesses a boy during Holy Communion. Earlier this year, the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference approved guidelines for priests who father children. In the guidelines, which were recently published online, the Irish bishops advised any priest who is also a father to "face up to his responsibilities — personal, legal, moral and financial." Peter Morrison/AP hide caption

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Former priest and convicted child rapist Paul Shanley was released from the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater, Mass., on Friday. Shanley, now 86, was a figure in the Boston Catholic Church priest sex abuse scandal. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board/AP hide caption

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Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on as he makes a statement at the Holy See Press Office in Vatican City on June 29, after being charged with historical sex offenses. Pell has since returned to Australia to face the charges, which he denies. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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