File photo: Pope Francis touches his forehead after delivering his message during the general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, 9 April 2014
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Pope asks for forgiveness for child abuse by clergy

Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the evil committed by Roman Catholic priests who have sexually abused children.

Speaking to members of an international Catholic organisation for the protection of children, the Pope said the church was conscious of the personal and moral damage done.

  • 11 Apr 2014
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