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Pope Francis, under pressure to address the sex abuse crisis, prayed Thursday as the four-day summit began.

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With victims outside Vatican’s walls, Francis opens meeting on clerical abuse

Church leaders heard searing prerecorded video testimonials from abuse survivors, including one made pregnant three times by a priest who started abusing her at age 15, beat her and forced her to have abortions.

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, listens reporters' questions at a media briefing during a four-day sex abuse summit called by Pope Francis, in Rome, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Analysis

As O’Malley recedes, abuse survivors steal the show in Rome

The activist groups are ubiquitous in Rome this week, holding daily news conferences and briefings, making countless media appearances.

Keith Ablow in 2006. A new lawsuit alleges that he encouraged patients to trust and rely on him, then coaxed them into humiliating sexual activities, often during treatment sessions.

‘I own you’: Prominent psychiatrist accused of sexually exploiting patients

Keith Ablow is facing lawsuits from three female patients who say he lured them into degrading sexual relationships.

‘Social-justice loans’ could make pot startups more diverse

Mass. was supposed to be a pioneer for creating a diverse cannabis industry, but a year and a half in, only two of 112 licensed businesses are minority-owned.

Mr. Cafardo spent nearly four decades in journalism, covering the Red Sox most of that time for the Globe and The Patriot Ledger of Quincy.

Globe Staff/File

Nick Cafardo, baseball writer of uncommon grace and dedication, dies at 62

Mr. Cafardo, the Globe baseball writer who died Thursday in Fort Myers, was legendary among all who cover sports.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/200_richard_sackler_illo.jpg Purdue’s Richard Sackler embraced plan to conceal OxyContin’s strength from doctors, sealed deposition shows

It’s believed to be the only time a Sackler family member has been questioned under oath about OxyContin’s illegal marketing and what family members knew about it.

The Nation

Coast Guard officer held without bail, incriminating list found on work computer

U.S. Attorney Robert Hur, center, of the District of Maryland, speaks as Art Walker, left, special agent from the Coast Guard investigative service, and Gordon Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore office, listen during a news conference about Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, outside the federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Md. Hasson is suspected of drawing up a hit list of top Democrats and network TV journalists spent hours on his work computer researching the words and deeds of infamous bombers and mass shooters while also stockpiling weapons, federal prosecutors said Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)

By Michael Kunzelman and Michael Balsamo

Federal prosecutors say that Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson had created a hit list of top Democrats and network television journalists, and did indepth research on infamous domestic terrorists on his work computer.

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett’s bond set at $100,000, judge calls charges ‘despicable’

By Bethonie Butler, Sonia Rao and Alex Horton

Prosecutors say Jussie Smollett paid two men, including a close friend who worked alongside him on the Fox drama ‘‘Empire,’’ to help him stage a fake attack he later framed as a racist and homophobic hate crime.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rules out running for open Senate seat in Kansas next year

Pompeo rules out running for open Senate seat in Kansas next year

The World

Analysis

As O’Malley recedes, abuse survivors steal the show in Rome

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, listens reporters' questions at a media briefing during a four-day sex abuse summit called by Pope Francis, in Rome, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

By John Allen

The activist groups are ubiquitous in Rome this week, holding daily news conferences and briefings, making countless media appearances.

With victims outside Vatican’s walls, Francis opens meeting on clerical abuse

Pope Francis, under pressure to address the sex abuse crisis, prayed Thursday as the four-day summit began.

By Jason Horowitz

Church leaders heard searing prerecorded video testimonials from abuse survivors, including one made pregnant three times by a priest who started abusing her at age 15, beat her and forced her to have abortions.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Wynn 1, Massachusetts casino regulators 0

FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo casino mogul Steve Wynn appears during a news conference in Medford, Mass. Documents collected by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for a probe about allegations of sexual misconduct against Wynn and the suitability of his former company to operate a Boston-area casino will remain secret, at least temporarily, following a ruling Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, by a Nevada state court judge.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Massachusetts is learning: What happens in Las Vegas doesn’t always stay there.

Margery Eagan

A refreshing campaign pitch — the truth about motherhood

Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe; Globe file photo

By Margery Eagan

Ambitious women, never mind big-time female politicians, don’t typically admit to any corner cutting — ever — in mothering.

OPINION | JOAN WICKERSHAM

Shakespeare’s Internet genius

Globe staff; Adobe

By Joan Wickersham

Shakespeare had made me freshly aware of the ways in which we absorb things without a full set of facts.

Metro

‘Social-justice loans’ could make pot startups more diverse

Cannabis Control Commission chairman Steven Hoffman (left) and member Shaleen Title.

By Naomi Martin

Mass. was supposed to be a pioneer for creating a diverse cannabis industry, but a year and a half in, only two of 112 licensed businesses are minority-owned.

‘I own you’: Prominent psychiatrist accused of sexually exploiting patients

Keith Ablow in 2006. A new lawsuit alleges that he encouraged patients to trust and rely on him, then coaxed them into humiliating sexual activities, often during treatment sessions.

By Michael Rezendes

Keith Ablow is facing lawsuits from three female patients who say he lured them into degrading sexual relationships.

Boston Children’s Hospital researcher killed in climbing accident on Mount Washington

Jeremy Felix P. Ullmann.

By Travis Andersen

The obituary for Jeremy Ullmann, a married 37-year-old father, said the accident occurred Feb. 10.

Business & Tech

Newbury College’s 7.8-acre campus hits the market

An aerial view of Newbury College.

By Max Reyes

No price has been set, but the soon-to-close college’s prime parcel in Brookline is generating plenty of interest.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

License to kill: robocalls. The pressure’s on for phone carriers to target spammers

By Hiawatha Bray

Federal authorities are gearing up to require new defenses against unwanted calls.

Chesto Means Business

South Weymouth base redevelopment enters new era of uncertainty

A rendering of the “City of the Future” that was planned by LStar Ventures at Union Point, Weymouth.

By Jon Chesto

If it’s always darkest before the dawn, you have to wonder when the massive Union Point redevelopment on the South Shore will finally see the sunrise.

Obituaries

Jeffrey Hart, influential and iconoclastic conservative, dies at 88

By Sam Roberts

Dr. Hart was a profusely credentialed but contrarian conservative who bolted the Republican Party to support John Kerry and Barack Obama for president.

Peter Tork, endearingly offbeat bassist and singer in the Monkees, dies at 77

FILE - This July 6, 1967 file photo shows, from left, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, David Jones and Micky Dolenz of the musical group The Monkees at a news conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York. Tork, who rocketed to teen idol fame in 1965 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, of complications related to cancer, according to his son Ivan Iannoli. He was 77. (AP Photo/Ray Howard, File)

By Harrison Smith

Peter Tork was a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles.

Fred Foster, who produced Kristofferson, Parton records, dies at 87

Producer Fred Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison’s most popular records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, has died. He was 87.

By Kristin M. Hall

Mr. Foster produced some of Roy Orbison’s most popular records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

In Nick Cafardo, we lost a great teammate who was much loved

Nick Cafardo was interviewed at Fenway Park in 2011.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Nick was the ultimate baseball guy, one of the best writers of his generation, and he had no enemies.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

The Mookie Betts contract situation is tricky, but here’s a solution

Fort Myers , FL - 2/19/2019 - (Day 9) Boston Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts (50). Boston Red Sox Spring Training at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 20Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.477767020

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Red Sox star is due to become a free agent after 2020 and appears lukewarm on a long-term commitment here.

In memory of Nick Cafardo

Condolences for Nick Cafardo poured in all day and night

Boston Globe Staff Photo John Ioven, January 16, 2013. Employee, Nick Cafardo, Sports Columnist Reporter

By Jim Hoban and Jonathan Couture

Cafardo was beloved at the Globe, in the baseball world, and far, far beyond.

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