Pope Francis

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January 21, 2020 - 5:57 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The Vatican has ordered an investigation of a sexual abuse allegation against Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who was previously named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New...
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberger
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - As Bishop Edward Scharfenberger begins his second month serving as the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Buffalo, many issues concerning the priest abuse scandal, lawsuits and likely bankruptcy continue to be the focus of his work. Scharfenberber, the Bishop of...
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Vatican City (WBEN) - Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo was among the New York State Bishops who met with Pope Francis Friday at The Vatican. The meeting with The Pontiff was planned and part of the ongoing "ad limina" visit in Rome. Christopher Lamb is the Rome reporter for...
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Tom Puckett
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Pope Francis has reportedly approved changes to the Lord's prayer regarding the line about temptation. He says it wasn't interpreted correctly for English speaking Catholics. Instead of saying, ”Lead us not into temptation,” Catholics will say, “Do not let us fall into temptation...
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August 28, 2018 - 10:14 pm
(WBEN/AP) - A committee created by the Catholic Church specifically to prevent sexual misconduct by clergy on Tuesday issued a damning assessment of the failings to stem the abuse, calling it an "evil" caused by "a loss of moral leadership." The National Review Board called for an investigation led...
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August 02, 2018 - 3:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll introduce legislation that would remove the death penalty from New York state law. The Democrat made the announcement Thursday after the Vatican said Pope Francis decreed the death penalty is "inadmissible" under all circumstances. Cuomo says his...
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Allan Harris
April 16, 2017 - 5:27 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Tens of thousands of faithful are braving heavy security checks for a place in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican as Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass. Many more tourists, pilgrims and Romans are flocking to the cobblestone square, decorated with colorful spring flowers...
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