Pope Words during Flight to UK on Sex Abuse Crisis

Rome Reports
September 17, 2010

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A translation of some Pope Benedict XVI’s comments aboard the papal plane on the sexual abuse crisis.

“It is a great sadness. It is sad, also, that the Church authorities were not vigilant enough, were not sufficiently quick and decisive in taking the necessary measures.”

"What is most important are the victims, what we can do to protect them, what we can do to help these persons overcome this trauma, to restore their life, and also to restore their trust in the message of Christ.”

"I think we truly need to undergo a time of penance, a time of humility and renewal, to re-embrace absolute sincerity. "


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