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Pope accepts resignation of McCarrick after sex abuse claims

/ Jul 29, 2018

Pope accepts resignation of McCarrick after sex abuse claims

In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to conduct a "life of prayer ...

/ Dec 17, 2017

Vatican returns shrunken head of tribal warrior to Ecuador

The Vatican museum has returned a shrunken head to Ecuador, relinquishing the wizened cranium of an Amazon warrior nearly 100 years after it was taken by a missionary. The boneless head — which belonged to the Shuar indigenous people — was handed over during Ecuadorian ...