Pope Francis Meets With Sex Abuse Victims: 'I Beg Your Forgiveness'

Pope Francis Meets With Sex Abuse Victims: 'I Beg Your Forgiveness'

In another good move by Pope Francis, he met with six sexual abuse victims by the Catholic church and begged for their forgiveness for the abuse and the horrible way they've been treated by former church leaders (Pope Benedict) and other fools like Bill Donohue as well .

Time:

Pope Francis held a meeting with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy on Monday. It was his first such meeting since he became pontiff in March 2013.

The pope met the six victims separately after they attended a private morning Mass at the Vatican, the Associated Press reports. Of the six, two are from Ireland, two from Britain and two from Germany. Each spoke with the Pope for around 30 minutes.

During the Mass, the Pope gave a homily in which he apologized for the abuse. “I beg your forgiveness, too, for the sins of omission on the part of Church leaders who did not respond adequately to reports of abuse made by family members, as well as by abuse victims themselves,” the Pope said.

The pontiff added: “all bishops must carry out their pastoral ministry with the utmost care in order to help foster the protection of minors, and they will be held accountable.”

Though this is his first meeting, the Pope has always been clear in his condemnation of sexual abuse by the clergy. He previously described their actions as “satanic”.

"Satanic" says it all.


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