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Pope supports 'unjustly accused' priests

Francis says many people in Church hurt by scandals

06 March, 11:22
Pope supports 'unjustly accused' priests (ANSA) - Vatican City, March 6 - Pope Francis told a group of Rome priests Thursday that he "shared the pain" of the whole priesthood at the "unjust wounds" of allegations against some of them during a meeting at the Vatican. "Lots of people have been injured, by material problems, by scandals, including in the Church," the pope said.

In an interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis defended the Church's response to a long series of scandals about child sex abuse by clergymen.

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