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US cardinals hope new accountability stops abusers in future

US cardinals hope new accountability stops abusers in futureVATICAN CITY (AP) — Two U.S. cardinals attending the Vatican's sex abuse prevention summit said Friday that the downfall of their former colleague, Theodore McCarrick, was sad for the Catholic church but they hoped a new spirit of accountability would prevent future cover-ups of bishop misconduct.



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Pope cuts 2 cardinals from cabinet named in abuse scandal

Pope cuts 2 cardinals from cabinet named in abuse scandalVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advisers ahead of a high-stakes Vatican summit on abuse early next year.



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Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuseTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country's Catholic Church into the church's global sex abuse and cover-up scandal.



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Vatican preparing response to archbishop's accusations, cardinals say

Vatican preparing response to archbishop's accusations, cardinals sayThe statement came at the end of the first day of a three-day meeting of the “C-9″, a group of nine cardinals from around the world who meet with the pope at the Vatican several times a year to advise him on Church matters. In an 11-page statement published on Aug. 26, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Vatican ambassador to Washington, launched an unprecedented broadside by a Church insider against the pope and a long list of Vatican and U.S. Church officials. The cardinals’ statement said they had expressed their “total solidarity with the pope over events of the last few weeks” and added that the Holy See was preparing “eventual and necessary clarifications”.



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Arizona Cardinals Pick Cindy McCain As Honorary Captain For Season Opener Against Washington

Arizona Cardinals Pick Cindy McCain As Honorary Captain For Season Opener Against WashingtonCindy McCain is the latest member of her family to get the tribute treatment



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Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinals

Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinalsBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis installed 14 Catholic churchmen as cardinals on Thursday, putting another stamp on the group that will one day elect his successor. Presiding at a ceremony known as a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis told the new cardinals that their mission was to serve the poor and the Church and not seek privileges. Francis has now chosen 59 of the 125 cardinal electors under 80 years old who would be eligible to enter a conclave after his death or resignation.



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Arizona Cardinals Player Jermaine Gresham Pays Woman's Baggage Fee So She Wouldn't Miss Her Flight

Arizona Cardinals Player Jermaine Gresham Pays Woman's Baggage Fee So She Wouldn't Miss Her FlightThe NFL player plunked down his credit card for a woman who couldn't pay her baggage fee at LAX airport.



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Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals

Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinalsVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis gave the Catholic church five new cardinals Wednesday, somberly instructing them to act as servants and not "princes" in a world where innocents are dying from wars and terrorism, slavery persists and refugee camps often are living hells.



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Pope Francis injects new blood into cardinals club

Pope Francis injects new blood into cardinals clubPope Francis on Wednesday created five new cardinals in a colourful ritual ceremony at the Vatican that blended centuries of tradition with the Argentine pontiff’s vision of a remodelled Church for the 21st century. Four of the five new cardinals come from countries that have never had a cardinal before: El Salvador, Laos, Mali and Sweden. In a hard-hitting homily, Francis told them they should regard themselves as servants of the most vulnerable and not be misled by the traditional description of cardinals as ‘Princes of the Church’.



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Conservative cardinals step up pope challenge

Conservative cardinals step up pope challengeFour conservative cardinals who have publicly challenged Pope Francis over his reforms of Catholic Church teaching have published a letter escalating the row. The red-hatted “Princes of the Church” had sent a first letter to the Argentine pontiff at the end of last year in which they questioned the head of the Roman Catholic Church over his teachings on the family. The ringleader, American Raymond Burke, publicly warned Francis it may be necessary to make a highly rare “formal act of correction” if he did not answer the letter — a bold and almost unheard of challenge to the pope’s authority.



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