Bishops Ask for Forgiveness

By Paul Cachia
Di-Ve News [Malta]
Downloaded October 11, 2003

Maltese Church has no desire to conceal any sexual abuse within its confines

FLORIANA, Malta (di-ve news)--October 08, 2003 -- 1900CET--The stories of allegations of child abuse in Church institutions took a new turn with the Maltese bishops asking for forgiveness from those who suffered sexual abuse in the Church institutions.

They said that the Maltese Church had no desire to conceal any sexual abuse taking place within its confines.

The Maltese Bishops said that the sexual abuse within the Church institutions was a profound contradiction for Christ's teachings.

Likewise, Archbishop Mgr. Joseph Mercieca and Gozo bishop Nikol Cauchi deplored instances where certain sections of the media chose to sensationalise these reports, ignoring all principles of ethics.


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