Vatican clarifies pope’s comments on sexual abuse of women religious

Posted February 6, 2019 3:41 pm by Editor

Vatican clarifies pope’s comments on sexual abuse of women religious

Vatican City, Feb 6, 2019 / 11:34 am (CNA).- The Vatican clarified Wednesday Pope Francis’ comments on the sexual abuse of women religious made during his in-flight press conference returning from Abu Dhabi Feb. 5.

“When the Holy Father, referring to the dissolution of a Congregation, spoke of ‘sexual slavery,’ he meant ‘manipulation,’ a form of abuse of power that is also reflected in sexual abuse,” Holy See Press Office Interim Director Alessandro Gisotti said Feb. 6.

The clarification refers to a specific sentence in the pope’s response to a question regarding the sexual abuse of women religious by clerics.

Francis said Tuesday

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