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Pope Francis Thanks Media for Taking the Church to Task

ROME — “I want to tell you how much I respect your work, the Church respects it, even when you touch a sore point, and the sore point may be in the ecclesial community,” Pope Francis told journalists Saturday.

Pope Francis is surrounded by journalists and aides as he arrives to celebrate a Holy Mass on Knyaz Alexander I square in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, on May 5, 2019. - Pope Francis arrived in Bulgaria, where he will meet members of the tiny Catholic community, but the main Orthodox …

Pope Francis: Abuser Priests Are ‘Tools of Satan’

Pope Francis had hard words for priests guilty of sex abuse Sunday, calling them “ravenous wolves” and “tools of Satan,” though critics said the pope basically repeated old promises that do not go far enough.

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit