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Pope Francis on side of victims of ‘predator’ priests in US

 

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 “predator” priests in the US accused of abusing children in one state, the Vatican says.

In a statement, it said the Church wanted to listen to the victims to “root out this tragic horror”.

This comes after US prosecutors found that more than 1,000 children had been molested by clergy in Pennsylvania.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishop is now calling for an urgent investigation led by the Vatican.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the group’s president, called the scandal a “failure of episcopal leadership”.

It comes days after the largest-ever probe of Catholic sex abuse in the US.

WARNING: Readers may find details in this story disturbing.

The report from a Pennsylvania grand jury found that 301 priests abused children in the state over the past 70 years.

It also found that some abusers and those that covered up their crimes were later elevated to senior roles in the church.Read more 

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Pope Francis on side of victims of ‘predator’ priests in US

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 “predator” priests in the US accused of abusing children in one state, the Vatican says.

Pope Francis on side of victims of ‘predator’ priests in US

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 “predator” priests in the US accused of abusing children in one state, the Vatican says.

Pope Francis on side of victims of ‘predator’ priests in US

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 “predator” priests in the US accused of abusing children in one state, the Vatican says.