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Pope Francis says sorry, vows to end ‘evil’ of priests
Pope Francis says sorry, vows to end ‘evil’ of priests

“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,” Pope Francis said in remarks quoted by Vatican Radio. CNN said this is the Pope’s strongest condemnation of cases of sexual abuse involving Catholic priests. “The church is aware of this damage, it is personal, moral damage carried out by men of the church, and we will not take one step backward with regards to how we will deal with this problem, and the sanctions that must be imposed,” Francis was quoted as saying.

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