(RNS1-JULY 14) About 2 percent of Catholic clergy, including some cardinals and bishops, are pedophiles, according to the Italian daily La Repubblica. The Vatican's media spokesman is disputing the accuracy of the claim, which originated from an exclusive interview Pope Francis gave that was published on July 13, 2014. For use with RNS-POPE-ABUSE transmitted July 14, 2014. Creative Commons image by Stefano Rellandini

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