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Patricia Cahill pauses to collect herself as she recounts her story of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Survivors Of Sexual Abuse By Nuns Want Greater Visibility For Their Accusations

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77-year-old Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati has stepped down as archbishop of Santiago, Chile. He is accused of covering up multiple claims of sexual abuse. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Commander Jonathan White testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee on the Trump administration's migrant family separation policy. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Shim Suk-hee (front left) races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval on Nov. 13, 2016, in Kearns, Utah. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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South Korea Will Interview Thousands Of Athletes After Rape And Abuse Allegations

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A Hacienda HealthCare location in Phoenix, where a woman said to be in a vegetative state gave birth to a child last month. Police are now investigating the incident. Google Maps hide caption

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The moon rises behind a church in the Pittsburgh Diocese, one of six dioceses mentioned in the massive report on sexual abuse among Pennsylvania clergy. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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For The Catholic Church, A Year Of Unending Clergy Abuse Revelations

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Cardinal George Pell, shown leaving court in Melbourne in May, was reportedly found guilty of sexual abuse, but Australian media are barred from reporting the news. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon, pictured before a Senate subcommittee in Washington, was charged on Tuesday with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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"I am sorry for the late notice, but in fact this was conveyed to me late yesterday afternoon," Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Monday, postponing moves that had been touted as concrete steps in response to the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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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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