{FD} Pope refuses to comment on claims he ignored McCarrick abuse accusations

Pope Francis told reporters Sunday that he "won't say a word" about claims by a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. that the pontiff had rehabilitated the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, despite being made aware of sexual misconduct claims against him.

{FD} Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid criticism over handling of scandal

Pope Francis has revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

{FD} Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the “irreparable damage” they suffered, his spokesman said.

{FD} ******* female activist tries to swipe baby Jesus statue from Vatican Nativity scene

A bizarre scene unfolded in Vatican City on Christmas Day when a...female activist, while screaming “God is woman,” attempted to snatch a baby Jesus statue from a Nativity scene — but was quickly whisked away by police as she lunged for it.