Catholic Church Will Never Again Ignore Sex Abuse Accusations - Pope Francis
Embarrassing cases of child sexual abuses have continued to hound the catholic church.
But its leader Pope Francis seems poised to nip the problem in the bud.
He has been leading the church’s efforts to come to terms with its shortcomings on protecting children from pedophile priests, even letting some senior members of the clergy go in the process.
He continues to talk tough, promising that the Catholic Church will never again treat abuse allegations without “seriousness and promptness”.
“The Church will never seek to hush up or not take seriously any case,” Pope Francis told the Church’s governing body on Friday in his annual address to the Roman Curia at the Vatican.
“Let it be clear that before these abominations the Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes,” the pope said.
“It is undeniable that some in the past, out of irresponsibility, disbelief, lack of training, inexperience, or spiritual and human short-sightedness, treated many cases without the seriousness and promptness that was due.
“That must never happen again. This is the choice and the decision of the whole Church.”
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