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An aide adjusts Pope Francis' cape as he delivers his speech at the Knock Shrine, in Knock, Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 8:37 am
KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday denounced how Irish children were "robbed of their innocence and taken from their mothers" by Catholic-run institutions that put them up for adoption to erase the shame of having been born to unwed mothers. Francis spoke out about Ireland's haunted...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011 file photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. Seton Hall University has begun an investigation into potential sexual abuse at two seminaries it hosts following misconduct allegations against ex-Cardinal McCarrick and other priests. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 26, 2018 - 7:50 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States has penned an 11-page letter accusing senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed but they...
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People wait for the arrival of Pope Francis in front of the Knock Shrine, in Knock, Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 4:02 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting a famous shrine and saying Mass on his second day in Ireland after meeting with victims of clerical sex abuse and other abuses committed by Catholic officials and institutions. Francis spent 90 minutes Saturday speaking with eight abuse victims, including two...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011 file photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. Seton Hall University has begun an investigation into potential sexual abuse at two seminaries it hosts following misconduct allegations against ex-Cardinal McCarrick and other priests. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 26, 2018 - 3:13 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States has purportedly penned an 11-page letter accusing senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed...
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August 26, 2018 - 1:46 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States has penned an 11-page letter accusing senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed, but promoted...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 16, 2006, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses while speaking to the GOPAC Fall Charter Meeting in Washington. McCain's family said in a statement on Aug. 24, 2018, the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. The 81-year-old McCain has been away from the Capitol since December. McCain's face bears a scar from skin cancer surgery in 2000. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
August 25, 2018 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, his family says. It's a likely indication that the war hero, onetime presidential nominee and longtime lawmaker is nearing the end of his life. The 81-year-old McCain has surpassed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 25, 2018 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (all times local): 8 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says he and his wife are praying for Sen. John McCain and his family. The Arizona Republican is suffering from brain cancer and has discontinued medical treatment. In a tweet Saturday night...
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Pope Francis waves from a car as he leaves Dublin Castle at the end of his meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 7:00 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 11 p.m. Pope Francis is facing a lukewarm reception and scattered protests on his trip to Ireland. Even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" has been dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland's wounded victims...
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Migrants aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti gather on the deck as they await decisions in the port of Catania, Italy, Friday, Aug. 24 2018. An Italian lawmaker says rescued migrants stuck aboard an Italian coast guard ship are starting a hunger strike. Rescued on Aug. 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 migrants are still on the ship after minors and the sick were allowed off in recent days. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ROME (AP) — Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Saturday, announcing the end of 10-day standoff over the asylum-seekers but making clear an angry Italy could avenge a perceived lack of...
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Pope Francis passes by a banner of a protester as he leaves after visiting St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 4:30 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" of sexual abuse and his outrage at those "repugnant crimes" dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland's wounded victims. But...
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