A day after the Vatican’s report on ex-Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to all victims of sexual abuse.

He did so during an appeal at the end of today’s General Audience, Nov. 11, privately streamed from the Pope’s Apostolic Library, again without public due to the resurgence of COVID19 in the country.

Recalling that “yesterday, the Report on the sad case of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was published,” the Holy Father underscored: “I renew my closeness to the victims of sexual abuse and the Church’s commitment to eradicate this evil.”

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