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Marie Collins attends a press conference at the Vatican in May 2014. The prominent survivor of abuse by a priest has resigned her position on Pope Francis' commission to combat clerical sex abuse, citing her frustration with resistance from within the Vatican. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-Pope Francis posters appeared in Rome last week, with a message in a Roman street dialect saying, "Hey, Frank, you took over Congregations, suspended priests, decapitated the Order of Malta and the Franciscans of The Immaculate, ignored Cardinals... Where the heck is your mercy?" Sylvia Poggioli /NPR hide caption

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Steve Bannon Aligns With Vatican Hard-Liners Who Oppose Pope Francis

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Pope Francis listens to a children's band during his weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Dec. 21. L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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For Pope Francis, A Year Of Reconciliation Abroad Amid Opposition At Home

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"I believe that the media should be very clear, very transparent, and not fall prey — without offence, please — to the sickness of coprophilia," says Pope Francis. The pontiff is seen here at St. Peter's Basilica in November. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis speaks to Lutheran pilgrims at the Vatican on Oct. 13. The pope is traveling to Lund, Sweden — where the Lutheran World Federation was founded 70 years ago — on Monday to take part in the yearlong commemoration of the Protestant Reformation, launched by Martin Luther in 1517. AP hide caption

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The Pope Commemorates The Reformation That Split Western Christianity

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Riot police confront students opposed to President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on Monday. Pope Francis met with Maduro on Monday night to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tens of thousands attend the Holy Mass and canonization of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images 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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