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Pope begs forgiveness for abuse scandal

August 27, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: At the Marian shrine of Knock, Pope Francis referred to the Magdalene Laudries as well as clerical sexual abuse: “None of us can fail to be moved by the stories of young people who suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence, were separated from their mothers, and were left scarred by painful memories ... I beg the Lord’s forgiveness for these sins and for the scandal and betrayal felt by so many others in God’s family. I ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for all the survivors of abuse of any kind and to confirm every member of our Christian family in the resolve never again to permit these situations to occur.”

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