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Pope Francis greets the crowd in the Vatican's St. Peter's Square in October. Many of the pope's most vocal opponents are in the United States, attacking him in tweets, blogs and politically conservative media. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Resurgence Of Cleric Scandal Invigorates Conservative U.S. Critics Of Pope Francis

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Bhanwari Devi worked for her local municipality in rural Rajasthan, northern India, when she says she was gang-raped in 1992 by higher-caste men in the area, allegedly because they disapproved of her campaign to end child marriage. Her case went all the way to India's Supreme Court and led to the country's first workplace sexual harassment guidelines. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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A view of Rockefeller University in New York. The university hospital says pediatric growth specialist Dr. Richard Archibald abused at least one of his patients. Dale Cruse/Flickr hide caption

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl. The two met in 2015 during the pope's visit to Washington, D.C. Gary Cameron/Reuters 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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Debbie Van Horn was arrested Thursday at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and booked into the Walker County Jail on Thursday. Walker County Jail via Reuters 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 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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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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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, shown with Pope Francis, has resigned from the College of Cardinals over sexual abuse allegations. An investigation found evidence he had abused a teenager 47 years ago. Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP hide caption

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More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts that allegesexual misconduct by the now-dead Ohio State University team physician, Dr. Richard Strauss. Ohio State University via AP hide caption

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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith talks to reporters during a May news conference in Seattle. Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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As USA Swimming Grapples With Sexual Abuse, Athletes Cite Lack Of Female Coaches

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Chile's National Prosecutor Jorge Abbott, center, leaves the Apostolic Nunciature after meeting with Archbishop Charles Scicluna in Santiago, Chile. Police raided Roman Catholic Church offices in two Chilean cities Wednesday looking for files related to a long-running sex abuse scandal. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse by a Chilean predator priest, met with Pope Francis recently at the Vatican. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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'Pope Cannot Claim He Was Misinformed': Chilean Abuse Survivor After Vatican Meeting

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Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks during the Governor's Seminar on the second day of the 51st Asian Development Bank Friday, on Friday in suburban Mandaluyong city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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Protesters chant "It's not abuse, it's rape!" after a nine-year prison sentence was given to five men accused of the multiple rape of a woman during Pamplona's San Fermin festival in 2016. Vincent West/REUTERS hide caption

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Randall Margraves (in blue sweatshirt) lunges at Larry Nassar (in orange) during Nassar's sentencing hearing in Michigan's Eaton County Circuit Court on Friday. A former USA Gymnastics team doctor, Nassar pleaded guilty in November to sexual assault charges. Rebecca Cook/Reuters hide caption

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