Pope Francis confronted the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy on the final day of his first U.S. visit on Sunday, meeting with five adults abused as children and vowing to hold accountable those involved in the crimes and cover-ups. The pope left the United States on Sunday night, departing from Philadelphia International Airport on an American Airlines flight to Rome. Wrapping up the six-day U.S. trip, the 78-year-old Argentine pope celebrated Mass outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a neoclassical edifice astride a rocky hill overlooking the Schuylkill River, before the largest crowd of his visit.
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
The Ben Franklin Bridge and both directions of the Schuylkill and Vine Street Expressways have reopened following unprecedented closures due to the papal visit. But some ramps remained closed early Monday.