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Both Beijing and the Holy See are now to have a say in appointing Catholic bishops in the Communist country, the world's most populous.
The allegations against Anthony Apuron first emerged in 2016.
Abuse scandals have hit countries around the world, with lives devastated from Australia to Chile, Germany and the US.
Sources say the Pope may meet Xi Jinping this week and such an encounter would be the first between a Chinese leader and a pope.
Pope Francis says he is following the humanitarian crisis in Yemen with great concern.
The head of the Catholic Church hopes for renewed peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.
The Argentine pontiff has repeatedly said he wants to visit Japan. He had wanted to work as a missionary there in his youth but abandoned his plan after an operation on his lung.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said Pope Francis should stand down for allegedly covering up for a former US cardinal who was accused of sexually molesting children and adult seminarians.
Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops that they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion to fight the clerical culture that has fueled sex abuse and cover-up scandals.
Paolo Ruffini from Palermo will accept the role.
They spoke for nearly an hour in the official papal library in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, about twice as long as Francis usually spends with heads of state or government.
Since 2000, about 80 Catholic priests have been reported to authorities in Chile for alleged sexual abuse.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of three Chilean bishops following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the centre of the uproar, the Vatican said on Monday.
The conference is titled “Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home”.
During the ceremony that lasted more than two hours, Francis baptized 18 girls and 16 boys, including two pairs of twins.
The incident happened about two hours before Pope Francis delivered his Christmas message to some 50,000 people in the square.
The pontiff also mentioned other global flashpoints such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, South Sudan and Venezuela, after stressing that the "winds of war are blowing in our world".
The pope said the traditional seasonal event was a sign of "compassion" and that Christmas provides a chance "to be more attentive to the needs of the poor and of those who, like Jesus, do not find anyone to welcome them".
The reason is very simple: the Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people.
Born Albino Luciani, the son of a bricklayer, Pope John Paul I was the last Italian pope and a particularly warm and pastoral figure.
Pell has been ordered to face a Melbourne court on July 26 for a preliminary hearing on multiple sexual assault charges related to offences allegedly committed decades ago, when he was a senior cleric in Australia.
Experts say Francis's latest choice of cardinals reflects his desire to reach out to the peripheries of the global Catholic community, a recurring theme of his papacy.
The 80-year-old Francis said doors had to be opened for young people "so that they can be capable of dreaming and fighting for their dreams".
The new decree does however allow an exemption for "homosexual tendencies which may only be the expression of a transitory problem, such as for example that of adolescence which is not yet complete".
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