Pope begs forgiveness for betrayal of abuse at Knock Shrine

Posted August 27, 2018 9:12 pm by Editor

Pope begs forgiveness for betrayal of abuse at Knock Shrine

KNOCK, Ireland – On a foggy, soggy day at a Marian shrine in County Mayo, Pope Francis said he prayed before a statue of Our Lady of Knock for all those who suffered sexual and physical abuse by Catholic clergy or in Catholic-run institutions in Ireland.”None of us can fail to be moved by the stories of young people who suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence or who were taken from their mothers and left scarred by painful memories,” the Pope said Aug. 26.The “open wound” of the memory and trauma of abuse “challenges us to be firm and

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