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Leader of the Catholic Church

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Pope: Leader of the Catholic Church
The pope, also known as the supreme pontiff, is the Bishop of Rome and ex officio leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. Since 1929, the pope has also been head of state of Vatican City, a city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. The current pope is Francis, who was elected on 13 March 2013, succeeding Benedict XVI.

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New laws on church abuse 'don't go far enough'

Australian victims' advocates say the Pope's new laws on the handling of clergy sexual abuse are a step in the right direction but don't go far enough.
SBS - Published
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