Catholic church Pope, Pope Francis from Argentina has asked the victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics to forgive the church.
The Pope was giving a mass for six victims of such acts at the Vatican and he revealed that the Church will catch all those Bishops who tried to cover up the dastardly acts.
The victims came from Ireland, Britain and Germany and after the mass had 30 minutes alone with the Pontiff.
The Pope also claimed that such acts where not a one time act but was actually widespread in the Catholic church and he said that there is no place in God’s holy body for such evil crimes.
He said: All bishops must carry out their pastoral ministry with the utmost care in order to help foster the protection of minors, and they will be held accountable,”.
He labelled such acts as having a toxic effect on the life of minors and belief in God later in life.
This comment by someone so high on the Catholic church pedestal is the strongest condemnation of cases of sexual abuses by cleric, especially on minors, that have plagued the church in recent times.
The cases of sexual abuse in the Catholic church is so widespread that by 2009 the U.S wing had paid over $1.2 billion as compensation and settlement for over 900 cases of sex abuse by priests.
The Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski was investigated and found guity by the Vatican for paying for sex with a minor and he now facse extradiction.
Sources: Naij.com news, Premium Times
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