Pope Francis Acknowledges Sexual Abuse of Nuns by Priests

Pope Francis praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on his 2014 visit to the Holy Land. CREDIT: Israel Police

(From NBC News)

Pope Francis for the first time publicly acknowledged that nuns have also been the victims of sexual abuse at the hands of predator priests and bishops.

Vowing to do more to protect vulnerable nuns, the pontiff also credited his predecessor, Pope Benedict, with taking action against a French-based order after some of its nuns were subjected to “sexual slavery.”

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