Pope: Sex abuse is a 'sacrilegious cult'

Pope: Sex abuse is a 'sacrilegious cult'

Pope Francis said that the church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes of sexual abuse, which he likened to a sacrilegious cult.

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Frank Gianattasio
3 years 9 months ago
God bless this good and holy man for the courage to finally call the scandal what it really is, " Sex abuse is a 'sacrilegious cult'. Please Lord God grant him long life, in this hour of our need! Frank G.


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