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Pope OKs probe into US bishop as he meets with US delegation

Pope OKs probe into US bishop as he meets with US delegationVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. church leaders over the abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church.



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Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abuse

Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abusePope Francis met with US bishops and cardinals on Thursday to discuss the Vatican’s response to a new wave of devastating claims of sexual abuse by clergy. The pope met Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who leads the US Conference of Bishops, and Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who advises the pope on sex abuse issues. DiNardo’s deputy Jose Horacio Gomez and general secretary Brian Bransfield also attended the closed-door meeting.



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Netanyahu meets US envoy over Syria, Iran

Netanyahu meets US envoy over Syria, IranIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with a US envoy for Syria for talks on the war-ravaged country and Iran, his office said. Netanyahu discussed “the situation in Syria and the joint effort to stop Iran’s terror and aggression” with James Jeffrey, the US special representative for Syria engagement, said a statement. Ahead of the visit, the US State Department said Jeffrey, accompanied by US special envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn, would discuss “maintaining Israel’s security while countering Iran’s destabilising activity throughout the region”.



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Pope Francis meets Irish abuse victims, expresses 'shame'

Pope Francis meets Irish abuse victims, expresses 'shame'Pope Francis on Saturday met with eight Irish abuse victims after expressing “pain and shame” over the “failure” of Catholic Church authorities to deal with the abuses, the Vatican said. “Pope Francis met early Saturday evening for an hour and a half with eight survivors of clerical, religious and institutional abuse,” Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said in a statement. The eight included a victim of Catholic priest Tony Walsh, who abused hundreds of children over a period of nearly two decades before he was finally cast out of the priesthood and imprisoned.



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Pope in Ireland decries abuse cover-up, meets with victims

Pope in Ireland decries abuse cover-up, meets with victimsDUBLIN (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.



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Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talksJordan and Egypt are the only Arab countries to have peace treaties with Israel, and Monday’s visit was Netanyahu’s first to the kingdom since 2014. The king stressed “the need to advance in the efforts to find a settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of a two-state solution”, the Jordanian royal court said, referring to the creation of a Palestinian state.



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Original Gerber Baby Meets the Newest One

Original Gerber Baby Meets the Newest OneThere is a 90-year age gap between the two!



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Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in Venezuela

Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in VenezuelaCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday two days after the embattled socialist leader kicked out the top U.S. diplomat in the country.



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Iraqi cleric Sadr meets pro-Iran Amiri after election win

Iraqi cleric Sadr meets pro-Iran Amiri after election winBy Raya Jalabi BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc was declared the winner of Iraq’s parliamentary election, met Hadi al-Amiri, leader of a pro-Iran bloc, on Sunday in what Sadr portrayed as part of an inclusive discussion about government formation. During the meeting, the political rivals discussed the results of the 2018 parliamentary elections, according to a statement from Sadr’s office. “The process of government formation must be a national decision and importantly, must include the participation of all the winning blocs,” the statement said.



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Meghan Markle's Mom Meets Prince Harry's Immediate Family for First Time

Meghan Markle's Mom Meets Prince Harry's Immediate Family for First TimeAs the royal wedding day quickly approaches, Kensington Palace finally confirmed that Markle's father Thomas Markle is no longer attending the wedding.



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