Pope to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 8, 2014 3:17 p.m.

    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.

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    July 8, 2014 7:53 a.m.

    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.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    July 7, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    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.