Abuse scandal 'lacerated' the church, U.S. bishops tell Pope Francis

Posted September 13, 2018 11:46 pm by Editor

Abuse scandal 'lacerated' the church, U.S. bishops tell Pope Francis

VATICAN – The leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference said they shared with Pope Francis how the church in the United States has been “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse.””He listened very deeply from the heart,” said a statement released after the meeting Sept. 13.Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, met the pope at the Vatican along with Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the USCCB, and Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, general secretary

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