Nation & World

July 7, 2014

Pope begs forgiveness from clergy sex abuse victims

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors – but one victim called the gathering nothing more than “a PR event.” The Vatican quoted Francis as expressing personal “sorrow” in his homily at a private Mass with six victims for the “sins and grave crimes” of clerical sex abuse against them.

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