Pope Francis apologizes to victims of pedophile priests

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Pope Francis apologizes to sex-abuse victims

THE VATICAN – Pope Francis let leaders of the Catholic Church know they will be held accountable if they fail to respond adequately to reports of sex abuse by pedophile priests.

The pope took sixteen months to issue the public rebuke and warning, and when he did, it was during morning mass attended by six victims of abuse.

“I beg your forgiveness, also, for the sins of omission on the part of Church leaders who did not respond adequately to reports of abuse made by family members, as well as by abuse victims themselves.”

The pope added that the priests who committed the crimes, and the bishops who protected them, sacrificed the children to the idol of their own lust.

One lust-filled guy won’t be wearing a cassock in the future. The church defrocked Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski after a Vatican tribunal found him guilty of sexually abusing teenage boys when he was the Vatican’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

It looks like diplomatic immunity is no longer protection.