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Benedict XVI on the Sex Abuse Scandal

We propose an article written by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for the Corriere della Sera on the current sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Read the full text.

"From February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences gathered at the Vatican to discuss the crisis of the Faith and of the Church, a crisis palpable throughout the world following the shocking revelations of clerical abuse perpetrated against minors. The extent and gravity of the reported incidents has deeply distressed both priests as well as laity, and has driven more than a few to call into question the very Faith of the Church. It was necessary to send out a strong message and seek out a new beginning, so to make the Church again truly credible as a light among peoples and as a force in service against the powers of destruction."


Read the full text on Il Corriere della Sera.