POPE Benedict XVI says he is deeply ashamed of the “unspeakable” sexual abuse of children by priests.
The Pope today told the British faithful during Mass in Westminster Cathedral that he hoped the church’s humiliation would help victims heal.
He also said he hoped that the church would be able to use its contrition to purify itself from the “sins” of its ministers and be able to renew its commitment to educating the young.
The Pope confronted the abuse scandal head-on during his homily, a day after six people were arrested in an alleged terrorist plot against him.
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