Pope Benedict XVI has begged for forgiveness over child abuse by the clergy and pledged action to prevent further cases. His comments came at a service to mark the end of a year-long celebration of the priesthood.
At a service in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square on Friday, Pope Benedict XVI begged forgiveness from the victims of child abuse by members of the clergy and vowed that he would “do everything possible” to protect young people.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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