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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before his upcoming birthday

April 13, 2017. Vatican releases statement that the pope visited Benedict XVI yesterday.
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Colosseum's Way of the Cross meditations written by female biblical scholar

March 31, 2017. Anne-MariePelletier'smeditations will be read during the event on Good Friday.

Internal Instructions at the Vatican obligates bishops to report sex abuse to police


The internal document makes it clear, that dioceses are in charge of reporting sex abuse cases to police.

It also spells out that in cases where the evidence is overwhelming, the pope can dismiss guilty priests from clerical state. The document also states the pope can dismiss accused priests from their obligations, if they submit their request to the pope.