January 3, 2017
The press reported on the case of Fr. Mauro Inzoli, a serial sexual abuser of children. He was ordered defrocked by Pope Benedict in 2012, but was reinstated as a priest with a lesser penalty by Pope Francis in 2014 at the urgings of Inzoli's friends Cdl. Coccopalmerio and Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, judges in Vatican courts. The notorious "Don Mercedes" was later convicted by an Italian court and defrocked again by Francis later in 2017.
January 24, 2017
The Pope met secretly with Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta and pressured him for his resignation, which Festing gave. This took place after the Order removed its Grand Chancellor, Albrecht von Boeselager, for denying knowledge that a program funded by the Order had distributed condoms.

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