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Pope acknowledges 2,000-case backlog in sexual abuse cases
Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is "on the right path."
 
Madrid activists urge end to bullfighting
Thousands of animal rights activists protested Saturday in Madrid to demand an end to Spain's long tradition of bullfighting.
 
Remembering a Polish hero
A soldier lays flowers at the monument to World War II hero Capt. Witold Pilecki, who volunteered to go to Auschwitz and report on the atrocities there, and was later killed by Poland's communist regime, during ceremonies of the monument's unveiling in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, May 13.
 
Shepherds who 'saw Mary' canonized
Two young, barely literate shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, a Portuguese site now a global draw for pilgrims, were declared saints Saturday by Pope Francis.
 
Former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto dies at 93
Mauno Koivisto, Finland's last president during the Cold War who led the Nordic nation out of the shadow of its huge eastern neighbor, the Soviet Union, and into the European Union, died Friday at the age of 93.
 
Tensions over president-elect Emmanuel Macron's bid to redraw France's political map burst into the open Friday as a key ally was briefly angered ahead of crucial parliamentary elections next month.
 
Fatima's Catholics wait for Pope Francis
Tens of thousands of Catholic faithful await the high-security arrival of Pope Francis in Fatima on Friday as the Portuguese holy site marks 100 years since the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared to child shepherds.
 
UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack
Britain's National Cyber Security Center said Saturday teams are working "round the clock" to restore hospital computer systems after a global cyberattack that hit dozens of countries forced British hospitals to cancel and delay treatment for patients.
 
French celebrity philosopher gets pie in face in Belgrade
A Serbian activist on Wednesday threw a pie in the face of French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy at a showing of his film "Peshmerga" in Belgrade.
 
Greek strike
Members of the All-Workers Militant Front, a Greek communist labor union, shout slogans in Athens, Thursday, May 11, after members occupied the Finance Ministry building to draw attention to a general strike taking place that day against new pension and tax break cuts promulgated by the government at the behest of Greece's EU-IMF creditors.
 
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