Pope Francis expresses 'pain and shame' for clergy's sexual abuse of children

Country
Chile (CL)
Score
11.77
Source
The Guardian
Time
2018-01-16 (UTC)
ID
10604190

‘We commit ourselves to ensuring such things do not happen again’ Pontiff’s Chile visit overshadowed by firebombing of nine churches Pope Francis has admitted his “pain and shame” over the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy on a visit to Chile which has been overshadowed by the firebombing of nine churches – allegedly by activists claiming a high-level cover-up. Speaking in Santiago in the presence of the Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, legislators, diplomats and other officials, Francis asked for forgiveness. Continue reading...