Pope Begs for Forgiveness for Abuse by Priests – ABC News


Pope Benedict XVI today asked for forgiveness from God and from the victims of sexual abuse by priests, “particularly the abuse of the little ones.”

Speaking in Italian to a sea of 15,000 white-clad priests attending Mass in St. Peter’s square to celebrate the end of the Year of the Priest, the pope addressed the scandal of abuse by priests at the beginning of his homily.

“We too insistently beg forgiveness from God and from the persons involved, while promising to do everything possible to ensure that such abuse will never occur again,” Benedict said.

The pope has publicly expressed sorrow and condemnation on a number of occasions in recent weeks for the sexual abuse of minors on the part of priests, but voicing regret at a celebration of priests was especially forceful and symbolic.

Pope Benedict XVI begs forgiveness from priest abuse victims, promises action


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