The Vatican is testifying in front of a UN committee investigating the abuse of children by Catholic priests. The church says it is addressing the problem, but the committee wants more cooperation.
During his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the pope is pushing for "the wealth of our differences" to be part of the conversations between religions. Some in Germany see the Pope's approach as part of a long-term trend.
Pope Francis has visited Myanmar's military chief, whose forces have denied blame for the Rohingya refugee crisis. The Vatican withheld meeting details, only saying both acknowledged a "great responsibility."
Speaking before an advisory commission, Pope Francis has addressed the problem of sexual molestation by priests. He said he has learned from his own mistakes in dealing with offenders and called such abuse a "sickness."
The pope's recent Asia trip highlighted his approach to resolving conflict through dialogue. Avoiding confrontation has been a policy staple, and though it hasn't satisfied everyone, it has yielded remarkable results.
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