Pope's vow to hold clergy accountable for abuse draws disdain, praise
Addressing bishops from around the world gathered in Philadelphia, Pope Francis said the stories of children sexually abuse by clergy weigh heavy on his heart and mind. He said "God weeps" over them.
PHILADELPHIA — A much-anticipated pronouncement from Pope Francis on Sunday that clergy responsible for sex abuse will be "held accountable" drew disdain from victims advocacy groups but positive reviews from Vatican experts.
At a meeting with about 300 international bishops, Francis said he met privately Sunday with five adults who experienced sexual abuse by clergy, family... read more
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