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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 has removed Fernando Karadima from the priesthood, seven years after the Vatican found that Karadima had sexually abused minors in Chile. Vladimir Rodas/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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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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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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Pope Francis arrives as people gather for the Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday in Dublin. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Ends Visit To A Disillusioned Ireland, Where Church Authority Has Plunged

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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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