Francis to the Irish authorities: the inability to combat “these repellent crimes has rightly given rise to outrage”. “I have reaffirmed a greater commitment to eradicating this scourge in the Church, at all costs”
“The failure of ecclesiastical authorities – bishops, religious superiors, priests and others – adequately to address these repellent crimes has rightly given rise to outrage, and remains a source of pain and shame for the Catholic community. I myself share those sentiments”.
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