The horror of Pennsylvania’s Catholic sexual abuse scandal is still very present on the minds of the American people, and the world, for that matter. Many are wondering what the Catholic Church intends to do to prevent further abuses from happening. Some wonder what else can be done to help get justice for those who have been hurt.
Pope Francis issued a statement in the wake of the abuses:
"It is essential that we, as a Church, be able to acknowledge and condemn, with sorrow and shame, the atrocities perpetrated by consecrated persons, clerics, and all those entrusted with the mission of watching over and caring for those most vulnerable. Let us beg forgiveness for our own sins and the sins of others. An awareness of sin helps us to acknowledge the errors, the crimes and the wounds caused in the past and allows us, in the present, to be more open and committed along a journey of renewed conversion."
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