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French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said he will offer his resignation to Pope Francis after a court found him guilty of failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual abuse by a priest. Laurent Cipriani/AP hide caption

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Nuns and supporters demand the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, outside the High Court in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala in September. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Nun In India Accuses A Bishop Of Rape, And Divides The Country's Christians

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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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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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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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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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Former priest James Faluszczak, who says he was molested as a teenager by a priest, reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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An abortion-rights activist reacts outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires, on Thursday to news that the Senate voted to reject a bill that would have legalized abortion. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine Catholic bishop Broderick Pabillo leads a vigil for victims of extrajudicial killings at a church in Manila in August 2016. The country's Catholic Bishops' Conference has issued a rare pastoral letter condemning President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs, which has killed some 7,500 people since last June. Zeke Jacobs/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Has A New Adversary — The Church

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The site of a former home for unmarried mothers and their babies, run by nuns in Tuam, Ireland, between the 1920s and 1960s. A government commission says excavations have revealed the remains of children buried there during that time. Niall Carson/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis hugs Sister Carmen Sammut at the end of a meeting in May with hundreds of women who serve the Roman Catholic Church. The pontiff has appointed a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons. AP hide caption

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Nancy Shilts helped maintain a round-the-clock vigil at St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass., for nearly 12 years to protest its closure. Here, Shilts is shown on May 29, before the final service at the church. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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After 11-Year Vigil, Massachusetts Catholic Church Holds Final Service

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Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton and John Slattery play Boston Globe journalists in the film, Spotlight. Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films hide caption

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Film Shines A 'Spotlight' On Boston's Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

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Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (left), president of the Vatican Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, arrives to read Pope Francis' statement on marriage annulment reforms at the Vatican on Tuesday. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis Smooths Process To Annul Marriages

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Pope Francis approved a plan Wednesday to set up a tribunal to review charges of negligence against bishops who are accused of covering up cases of sexual abuse by priests. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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