Pope Addresses Latest Sexual Abuse Claims in Letter

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(From CNN)

Pope Francis has acknowledged “with shame and repentance” the Catholic Church’s failure to act on allegations of sexual abuse by clerics against minors going back decades, writing “we showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.”

In an unusually blunt letter released by the Vatican on Monday, the Pope wrote, “I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons.

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