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Pope Apologizes for “Sacrilegious Cult” of Church Sexual Abuse

posted on July 7, 2014

At Reuters, Philip Pullella reports on Pope Francis’s meeting with adult victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics on Monday. The meeting, which lasted nearly four hours, included a Mass and individual meetings with six victims from Ireland, Britain, and Germany. According to a Vatican transcript, in his homily, the Pope said, “Before God and his people I express my sorrow for the sins and grave crimes of clerical sexual abuse committed against you. And I humbly ask forgiveness.”

Read at Reuters