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Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

Wednesday 17 January 2017

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests.

Addressing government authorities and members of the country's diplomatic corps Jan. 16, the pope expressed his ‘pain and shame at the irreparable damage caused to children by some ministers of the church.’
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