Would the Pope talk to the American public about the church’s sex abuse scandals? If so, what would he say? Those burning questions on people’s minds before the Pontiff’s visit were certainly answered as the esteemed head of the Catholic Church addressed the issue head on even before landing on U.S. soil. “We are deeply ashamed,” the pope told reporters on the plane. “We will do what is possible so this cannot happen again in the future.” “No words of mine can describe the pain and harm inflicted by such abuse,” he also said. While critics have called for more apology, the Pontiff promised to prohibit pedophiles from the priesthood. And, to the surprise of many, he also talked and prayed with five sex abuse survivors. The same questions about whether the Pope would address the church sex abuse scandal had circulated amongst those of us affiliated with the United Nations, in anticipation of the pontiff’s appearance at that international body today. But the Pope did not mention that issue, nor the other topic people had speculated about: the war in Iraq. What Benedict XVI did focus on in was an issue far less controversial but certainly crucial: human rights. The… Read full this story
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