POPE FRANCIS ASKS FOR FORGIVENESS FOR CHURCH ABUSES IN IRELAND

31 August 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

During a two-day visit to Ireland Pope Francis addressed the issue of sexual abuse and other abuses by members of the Catholic Church. In unscripted remarks at the start of Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, he said:

“We ask forgiveness for the abuse in Ireland. Abuses of power, conscience and sexual abuse perpetrated by members with roles of responsibility in the Church.

We ask forgiveness for the times that as a Church we did not show survivors of whatever kind of abuse compassion and the seeking of justice and truth through concrete actions. We ask for forgiveness.”
There was spontaneous applause from the crowd as he….

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