Impromptu Pope in strong words on abuse
Pope in strongest comments to date on sex abuse crisis. Prepping a Sodano "retirement"? And when is that visit to the Pope Celestine Shrine? Mid-July.
From the NY Times: “The greatest persecution of the church does not come from the enemies outside, but is born from sin inside the church. . . . The church has a profound need to relearn penance, to accept purification, to learn on the one hand forgiveness but also the necessity of justice. And forgiveness does not substitute justice.”