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CATHOLIC CHURCH: Pope Francis likens sex abuse, corruption claims to excrement



CATHOLIC CHURCH: Pope Francis likens sex abuse, corruption claims to excrement

Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis has likened the sex scandal and corruption rocking the church to excrement in a toilet.

Speaking on the first papal visit to once deeply Catholic Ireland in almost four decades, Pope Francis vowed to end the sexual exploitation of children by clergy.

At an event which had sex abuse survivors in attendance, Pope Francis acknowledge that it was to the Church’s shame it had not addressed these “repugnant crimes” and said he sought a greater commitment to eliminating this “scourge”.

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In a statement, Francis condemned corruption and cover up within the Church as “caca”, an Italian and Spanish word for human excrement.

The statement said that after the pope used the word, his translator explained that it meant “literally filth as one sees in a toilet.”

His comments are coming after a report confirmed that over 1000 victims have been sexually abused in the Catholic church over the years.

It also comes after the resignation of prominent 88-year-old US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop of Washington is accused of sexually abusing a teenager nearly five decades ago and has already been suspended from ministry duties.


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