I'm thinking the reason the Catholic church has had so many sex abuse
issues with their priests is because priests can't marry - they have to
remain single. This single doctrine is NOT part of the New Testament and was
adopted during the Dark Ages by the Catholic Church and it has caused so many
terrible side effects. Not to justify any sort of abuse but I thinking you are
asking for problems when you force a man into an un-natural state for life.
Just a verbal apology won't be enough after all this time and all the cover
ups. But the first right step taken in this pitiful situation. To betray
children who trust you is the most hateful crime. Now if he will only follow
this up with action.
An apology is a start. Now can this man bring about real change to an
institution whose standard operating procedure for millennia has been to
deceive, deny, attack victims and cover up crimes while maintaining that the
church is the true salvation for those on earth? The world will see. He is also
taking on the Vatican banking system. This banking system has been used for a
very long time to launder money for the Italian mafia and numerous other
nefarious organizations/governments. If he starts to make any real progress
there I fear his life will be in danger.