Never too late

I was waiting for this kind of comment from a while ago. Probably His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI realized that trying to hide all those horrors committed by the catholic clergy will not help in the process to build a new hope for the faithful.

"Here too I think of the immense suffering caused by the abuse of children, especially within the Church and by her ministers. Above all, I express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of these unspeakable crimes, along with my hope that the power of Christ’s grace, his sacrifice of reconciliation, will bring deep healing and peace to their lives. I also acknowledge, with you, the shame and humiliation which all of us have suffered because of these sins; and I invite you to offer it to the Lord with trust that this chastisement will contribute to the healing of the victims, the purification of the Church and the renewal of her age-old commitment to the education and care of young people. I express my gratitude for the efforts being made to address this problem responsibly, and I ask all of you to show your concern for the victims and solidarity with your priests." (Pope Benedict XVI, Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ City of Westminster, Saturday, 18 September 2010)


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