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Pope Francis, retired Pope Benedict questioned for McCarrick report

VATICAN CITY – In an unusual move, both Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI subjected themselves to questioning by Vatican investigators charged with compiling a report on how church decisions were made regarding the career and ultimate expulsion of Theodore E. McCarrick.

St. Kateri ‘belongs uniquely to the Northwest’

SEATTLE – St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint and patroness of the environment, “belongs uniquely to the Northwest,” said Cheryl Johnson, a member of the Lummi Tribe, during a special Mass at St. James Cathedral.

USCCB president apologizes to clergy abuse victims as report is released

WASHINGTON -- Calling a Vatican report on its investigation into its knowledge of sexual improprieties of Theodore McCarrick while a clergyman, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said the findings mark "another tragic chapter in the church's long struggle to confront the crimes of sexual abuse by clergy."