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The Pope also hinted that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors would be reconstituted soon

The Mass was concelebrated by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who had criticised the Pope’s defence of Bishop Barros

Holy Father urges Peruvians to fight scourge of ‘femicide’

On the first day of his visit to Peru, the Pope called on governments to respect indigenous rights

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Nearly five years into his pontificate, Pope Francis still has not visited his homeland

Multiple churches were firebombed days before the Pope’s arrival

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A note said the next bomb would be ‘in your cassock’

A Colombian bishop has been appointed as papal commissioner to run the society while it undergoes reforms