Pope Francis denounces "evil" of sexual abuse by members of Catholic Church during Quebec service

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Pope Francis acknowledged the “sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable people” by members of the Catholic Church during an evening prayer session on Thursday with Catholic cardinals, bishops and other members of the clergy. It is the first time he has done so during his visit to Canada on what he has called his trip of “penance.”

“I would like, together with you, once more, to ask forgiveness of all the victims,” he said.

During the service at the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, the Pope renewed his plea for forgiveness from Indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential schools and for the church’s role in a system that tried to strip Indigenous Peoples of their language and culture.

“And thinking about the process of healing and reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters, never again can the Christian community allow itself to be infected by the idea that one culture is superior to others, that it is legitimate to employ ways of coercing others,” he said.

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Susanne Wuthrich July 29, 2022 - 5:18 AM

0:52 NEVER AGAIN. Lets put a stop to private Christian education for the Democratic Political Arena? Our education system only serves the upper left class and their children in trouble and the rest of us are bleeding.

Donna Cabot July 29, 2022 - 5:18 AM

How about denouncing sexual abuse on all levels. It’s wrong and goes against the moral law and the dignity of children. What would happen if REAL women stopped having children? Hmmm. Interesting.

Save American Freedom July 29, 2022 - 5:22 AM

I don't believe a word he says you cannot trust the Pope any longer

Joe Simpson July 29, 2022 - 5:22 AM

So other than apologizing, what is the church doing to stop this? Priests still out there raping boys all day everyday.

ZaiZoe's Clashing July 29, 2022 - 5:25 AM

If you really want to denounce the evil, release all the names you're hiding, and quit moving priests around that are known to be sex offenders and quit hiding them and funding them..
In the name of Jebus, Amen

Joanna July 29, 2022 - 5:25 AM

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VR July 29, 2022 - 5:27 AM

Umm, sexual abuse by any person no matter what group they're in should be denounced!

nw10 natz July 29, 2022 - 5:32 AM

This guy doesn’t genuinely represent what he claims he does

larry johnson July 29, 2022 - 5:33 AM


Christian Chickpea:Jesus Saves July 29, 2022 - 5:34 AM

The pope is so evil!!!! Get out of canada you 🐍 slippery snake! In Jesus mighty name!!

Marcel Nowakowski July 29, 2022 - 5:41 AM

Talk is cheap, Francis dude!
Crawl back into your hole…

G July 29, 2022 - 5:42 AM

Catholic Church…biggest group of twisted, evil, child abusing jerks that ever existed. Shame on every one involved and all you people who support them.

Anne Zielenin July 29, 2022 - 5:45 AM

Then STOP doing it yourself.

ScttyBoy LastinghaveFaith?? July 29, 2022 - 5:45 AM

in god my faith for this i give praise and thank you for this clear minded servant of your words lord Vive et laisser Vive avec no difference pis nos semblable amen for more humanity on this planet cause there seem to be more human living today for the level of humanity devoted to are own selfves god bless you dear sir very wise

War Heat July 29, 2022 - 5:49 AM

So the church is closing doors then?

Just Working for the weekend July 29, 2022 - 5:49 AM

I find it interesting that all the priests that did this to alter boys were gay. Yet nobody mentions that

WretchLikeMe July 29, 2022 - 5:51 AM

Firm action, like moving them to a new church!

Don Schutte July 29, 2022 - 5:52 AM

Sexual abuse in catholic church wow hear about it so often thought it must be normal who knew

Leafs Forever July 29, 2022 - 5:54 AM

That’s all the Indians needed to hear to claim their millions …. Again and again

windigoking July 29, 2022 - 5:58 AM

He should be turning in the nuns and priests that committed crimes, to face justice.

Nicnicnicolas89 July 29, 2022 - 6:02 AM

He's probably only the client list for the epstien island

SolitaryBell July 29, 2022 - 6:02 AM

He should have brought up how the Catholic Church forced there religion on indigenous people took them from their homes and murdered them!

Bill Bradley July 29, 2022 - 6:03 AM

He’s probably a pee doe too. His good friend was jailed in Australia for it.

Roseychicka July 29, 2022 - 6:03 AM

Of course cause we all know he's sooo innocent. What garbage.

Stephen Coppin July 29, 2022 - 6:03 AM

So tell me this called Idumea giving the natives people lip services how is this go to help, the natives people are experiencing the Stockholm syndrome,can you answer this question for me,how can the Caucasian people be your oppressor and your saviour at the same time.

LMLM LMLM July 29, 2022 - 6:04 AM

Natives should learn to stop whining while they are still ahead. You guys got a whole bunch of sympathy for alleged graves at graveyards – not one body confirmed. You kick and scream, burn and vandalize churches, stomp your feet until you get an apology from the pope. Now the Pope is here and his apology isn’t adequate enough, broad enough, specific enough, contrite enough. How dare he wear the headdress, how dare he take it off too soon. You are doing what you do best – being a bunch of ungrateful whining crybabies. Get off the drugs and booze, find stable employment, become productive members of your society and soon you will find no need to be perpetually bitter and aggrieved.

Bruce Boyer July 29, 2022 - 6:04 AM

Well that is good news , perhaps the church could find a stop to human slavery and trade .

Peter Savoie July 29, 2022 - 6:05 AM

I am a proud Catholic!

Barbara Sherman July 29, 2022 - 6:08 AM

That's a very good acknowledgment and vow to do better from Pope Francis. Now he needs to turn over the missing records and pay the reparations still owing.

Red Right Hand July 29, 2022 - 6:08 AM

What the hell are these comments

aeliph Massey July 29, 2022 - 6:09 AM


Ty Lando July 29, 2022 - 6:11 AM

Ah yes.. battle comments online from members of the church and state.