Crimes of Sexual Abuse Shouldn't be Repeated: Pope Francis

September 23, 2015 5:18 PM

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Crimes of Sexual Abuse Shouldn't be Repeated: Pope Francis

Washington: Pope Francis today told US Roman Catholic bishops that crimes of sexual abuse of minors by clergy should never be repeated, acknowledging the damage caused by years of scandal in the US Catholic Church.

In the remarks, delivered at Saint Matthews Cathedral in Washington on the first full day of his visit to the United States, the pope did not utter the words "sexual abuse" but referred to the scandal by talking about "difficult moments" and providing help for victims.

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