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Pew: Confidence in Pope Francis Plunges Among U.S. Catholics

Pope Francis’ approval rating among U.S. Catholics has struck an all-time low in the face of his refusal to answer allegations that he rehabilitated serial homosexual abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pew revealed Tuesday.

In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, members of the faithful attend a mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a government-sanctioned Catholic church in Beijing. The Vatican’s breakthrough agreement to give China some say over bishop appointments has critics accusing the church of caving in to the ruling Communist …

Religious Freedom Advocates Criticize Vatican-China Deal

A number of religious freedom advocates have stepped forward to criticize the Vatican’s new “provisional agreement” with China on the appointment of bishops, arguing that it betrays naïveté concerning “the evil of communism.”

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired Archbishop of Washington, announced he was stepping down from the ministry Wednesday amid allegations of sexual abuse. File photo by Patrick D. McDermott/UPI

Vatican Whistleblower Insists Pope Francis Covered for Abuser McCarrick

The former papal nuncio to the United States published a 4-page statement Thursday reiterating his accusation that Pope Francis knew of the serial homosexual abuse of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at least since 2013 yet made him “one of his principal agents in governing the Church.”

Pope Francis describes child abuse by priests as "monstruous"

Pope Francis Stonewalls Journalists to Duck Questions on Sex Abuse

Pope Francis masterfully controlled the press briefing aboard the papal plane Tuesday in such a way as to make sure that he did not have to face embarrassing questions about how he handled the case of serial abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Pope Francis touches a painting depicting Virgin Mary at the end of his weekly general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on March 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis: Virgin Mary Stands by the ‘Deported’

Pope Francis has continued pushing his pro-immigration message in his trip to the Baltic states, urging his hearers to “receive” the stranger even when he threatens our security and well-being.