Pope: Church Must Do Penance For Abuse

Pope: Church must do penance for abuse

Pope Benedict said the sexual abuse scandal shaking Roman Catholicism showed the Church needed to do penance for its sins, in a rare public reference by the pope to pedophilia in the priesthood.

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    11/29/2016 - 6:23 am | View Link
  • Pope Francis and the SSPX
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    11/22/2016 - 10:34 am | View Link
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