Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for the "irreparable damage" done to children who have been sexually abused by priests, opening a trip to Chile on a day that saw unheard acts of vandalism and protest. At the same time, huge numbers of people turned out to see the pope on his first full day in Chile and expressed their happiness for him.

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Philippines' most active volcano explodes

January 22, 2018

The Philippines raised the alert level on Mayon, the country's most active volcano, to 4 from last week's alert level 3. More than 30,000 people are staying in evacuation centers. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the volcano has been “exhibiting increased seismic unrest, lava fountain and summit explosions.”

The 13th True/False Film Fest is in full swing, running from March 1-4. Here are the best photos from the Missourian's coverage of the festival so far.

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