Pope says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

Pope says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile:

Pope Francis has finally said he deeply regrets Chilean priests’ involvement in a series of sex crimes against children.

Upon the start of his visit to Santiago, the capital of Chile, on Tuesday, the pontiff said he felt he was “bound to express my pain and shame,” some seven years after reports emerged that some Chilean pastors had committed sexual abuse against children in their care.

H/t reader eric:

“Does anyone have any idea if there are any countries left in the world where the Roman Catholic Church HASN’T perpetrated a child sex scandal?”

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