Carmelite leader says ready to apologise

Agusti Borrell says also important to focus on truth

(ANSA) - Rome, October 15 - The Vicar-General of the Carmelite Order in Rome, which is embroiled in a gay prostitution scandal, on Thursday said he agreed with Pope Francis for the need to apologise for scandals in the church.
    "We are always in tune with the pope," Vicar General Agusti Borrell told TV2000.
    "Yesterday he made an appeal in which he asked for forgiveness in the name of everyone. He didn't speak of concrete cases, we don't know exactly who he was referring to, but certainly from our side we are always ready, as Christians, to ask for forgiveness for our mistakes, our weaknesses, the sins in our life that occur in everyone's lives," Borrell said.
    He added that his order would continue to search for the truth amid recent suspicions and public accusations. In recent days, Italian media reported that at least one senior Carmelite was being investigated for links to gay prostitution in Rome's Villa Borghese park.
   

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