Pope urges bishops to fight abuse, clerical culture behind it

Pope urges bishops to fight abuse, clerical culture behind itPope Francis on Saturday urged newly-ordained bishops to fight abuse and reject what he termed the “clerical” culture which has seen a series of sex abuse scandals rock the Catholic Church. Just say no to abuse, of power, conscience or any type means saying no forcefully to all forms of clericalism,” the Argentinian pontiff told 74 new bishops, the bulk hailing from Africa. The group were attending a two-week seminar on how to lead their respective dioceses as the Church attempts to react to paedophilia scandals which have left the Vatican reeling and the pope accused of being party to a high-level cover-up.



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