Conservatives insist Vatican isn’t changing teaching on gays or divorced Catholics


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For the first time in his papacy, Pope Francis met with clerical sex abuse victims at the Vatican on July 7, 2014.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) In what looked like strenuous damage control, the Vatican’s chief spokesman told a packed media conference Tuesday that this was a “working document, not a final document.”