Pope Begs Forgiveness for Child Abuse

Pope Benedict XVI today asked for forgiveness from God and from the victims of sexual abuse by priests, "particularly the abuse of the little ones." Speaking in Italian to a sea of 15,000 white-clad priests attending Mass in St. Peter's square to celebrate the end of the Year of the Priest, the pope addressed the scandal of abuse by priests at the beginning of his homily. "We too insistently beg forgiveness from God and from the persons involved, while promising to do everything possible to...Full Story
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