Pope calls abuse of minors `terrifying’ sign of church `sin’

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI called the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests a “truly terrifying” example of “sin within the church,” which he said demands a response of “penitence” and “justice.” Speaking Tuesday (May 11) to reporters accompanying him on a flight to Portugal, Benedict struck a markedly different tone than recent […]

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