Pope apologizes to sexual abuse victims for comments, defending the abuser

The Pope, In an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologized to victims of clerical sexual abuse on Sunday.

Pope apologizes to sexual abuse victims for comments, defending the abuser

The Pope, In an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologized to victims of clerical sexual abuse on Sunday.

22 January 2018 Monday 18:14
Pope apologizes to sexual abuse victims for comments, defending the abuser

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Pope Francis, in an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologized to victims of clerical sexual abuse on Sunday, acknowledging that he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean bishop who is under scrutiny.

But while the contrite pope regretted his choice of words and tone of voice when he testily answered a reporter’s question last Thursday in Chile.

He also said he was certain that the prelate in question, Juan Barros, was innocent and would keep his job.

Reuters

Updated: 22.01.2018 18:23
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