According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), leader of world Catholics has asked for pardon for children being sexually harassed by priests and called for justice.
Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland for a two-day visit. This is the first trip of a Catholics Pope to Ireland in the past 39 years. The visit is made as Catholics church is facing criticism over of how to deal with allegations of child abuse. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano also accused him of covering up allegations of sexual abuse by a US cardinal.
The Pope was asked about the accusations by reporters on his flight back to Rome after this weekend’s Papal visit to Ireland.
He said he would not say a single word in response to the 11-page letter from Archbishop Vigano. “I will say sincerely that I must say this, to you,” he said when asked by a journalist about the letter, “and all of you who are interested: Read the document carefully and judge it for yourselves.
“I will not say one word on this. I think the statement speaks for itself.” The timing of the letter, released as the Pope addressed sexual abuse by priests during his visit to Ireland, has raised questions about whether Pope Francis is facing a coordinated attack from traditionalists within the Catholic hierarchy.