Hello every one,
Ihave received from aEuropean friend the following:
Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his personal shame and that of the Church at the sexual abuse of children by French Catholic clergy, after the scale of the problem was laid bare in a devastating report.
I wish to express to the victims my sadness and pain for the trauma they have suffered," he said during his weekly audience at the Vatican.
"And also my shame, our shame, my shame for the inability of the Church for too long to put them at the centre of its concerns.
"I pray and we all pray together -- to you Lord the glory, to us the shame. This is the time for shame."
An independent commission on Tuesday revealed that French Catholic clergy sexually abused around 216,000 minors over seven decades since 1950, a "massive phenomenon" that was covered up by a "veil of silence".
....Dealing with the avalanche of revelations about sexual abuse by clergy was one of the biggest challenges that Francis faced when he was elected pope in 2013.
He declared an end to impunity and changed Vatican law to make reporting abuse mandatory, but victims have warned it is not enough
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(url RTL Today - Devastating report: Pope expresses 'shame' at French sex abuse scandal-)When the Society's Governing Body will do the same...or better when will
they wil be forced by the courts to admit and pay the full consequences ?
Greetings to all of you,