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One Year after Vatican Abuse Summit, Survivors Grade Pope Francis with 'D Minus'

But one year after a summit on sex abuse at the Vatican, Peter Isely, a clergy abuse survivor and founding member of the U.S. based SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), shares that, while the rhetoric adopted by Pope Francis “would get an A plus,” the follow-up and actions undertaken receive a “D minus.”

Pope Francis Wants You to Set Up a Nativity Scene to Fight Banal Consumer Christmas

“I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares,” the pope wrote in Admirabile Signum. “It is my hope that this custom will never be lost and that, wherever it has fallen into disuse, it can be rediscovered and revived.”

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