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Pope Francis writes letter to the entire Church on the abuse scandal

August 20, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Reacting to the landmark Pennsylvania grand jury report, Pope Francis denounced the “sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons.” The Pontiff called for personal and communal conversion, fasting, and prayer.

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  • Posted by: ElizabethD - Aug. 20, 2018 12:42 PM ET USA

    It seems wordy for Pope Francis, it talks in a general way about sin, yet for all its words it's not extremely substantive and never alludes to the homosexual nature of most offenses and homosexual networks that perpetuate and cover up the sickness in the body of the Church. There is no way to hit the right note that shows comprehension and fully credible will to reform without being clear about that. Immediately I wonder if this letter was crafted by that "art of the kiss" fellow.

  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Aug. 20, 2018 9:58 AM ET USA

    I kept looking for the word "Bishop" and never found it. More piling on the priests. That must be discouraging to them. Lets fast and pray.