Pope Francis Takes Responsibility for ‘All the Evil’ of Sexually Abusive Priests

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Pope Francis has asked forgiveness for priests who have sexually abused children and declared that the Catholic Church would impose sanctions on them.

Francis made the statement to a Catholic children’s organization at the Vatican on Friday, and some have said the comments are his strongest regarding sexual abuse in the Church.

“I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests — quite a few in number, obviously not compared to the number of all the priests — to personally ask for forgiveness for the damage they have done for having sexually abused children,” Francis said, according to the Vatican Radio’s website. Read more…

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