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Pope Francis Acknowledges, For First Time, Sexual Abuse Of Nuns By Priests

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Roman Catholic Church is being forced to confront evidence that clergy have sexually abused nuns.
Pope Francis celebrates a holy mass at St. Peter's basilica in the Vatican. Source: TIZIANA FABI

Pope Francis, for the first time, acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops, including a case in which some clergy used women as sex slaves. He said on Tuesday that he is committed to ending the problem in the Roman Catholic Church.

His comments came in response detailing reports of sexual abuse by clerics resulting in nuns having abortions or giving birth to children fathered by priests.

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