Pope Francis said that he felt “compelled to personally take on all the evil” perpetrated by some priests, because “you cannot interfere with children.”
Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For “evil” Of Child Abuse
April 12, 2014

Via PBS News Hour:

In remarks quoted by Vatican radio Friday, Pope Francis “personally asked forgiveness for sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests.

During a meeting with a Catholic children’s charity, Pope Francis said that he felt “compelled to personally take on all the evil” perpetrated by some priests, because “you cannot interfere with children.”

“It is personal, moral damage carried out by men of the Church,” he said, adding that “sanctions” would be imposed on abusive clergy.

In a response, the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests or SN...

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