(ANSA) – Vatican City, January 29 – Pope Francis thanked the members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) on Friday for their efforts in investigating cases involving sex abuse of minors by members of the Catholic clergy.
In an address at the group’s plenary assembly, Pope Francis said, “Christian faith, in fact, isn’t just knowledge to memorise, but truth to live in love. Therefore, together with doctrine of the faith, one must also conserve the integrity of customs, particularly in the most delicate areas of life.
Adhering to Christian faith implies both the act of reason and the moral answer to its gift. In this regard, I thank you for all the effort and responsibility you put forth in treating cases of abuse of minors on the part of clergy”.
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