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Pope Francis Expresses 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Pennsylvania Abuse Allegations

After days of silence and a barrage of criticism for failing to address the most recent priest sex abuse scandal, the Vatican speaks: "The Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual abuse of minors."
Pope Francis reads from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Vatican responded to the latest report of clergy abuse in the United States. Source: Filippo Monteforte

After two days of silence and a barrage of criticism for failing to address the latest clergy sex abuse scandal in the United States, Pope Francis has spoken.

"The Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual

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