Cardinal Barbarin asks forgiveness from victims of pedophilia by members of the clergy

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VFriday, November 18, 2016, Cardinal Barbarin celebrated a mass of reparation for victims of pedophilia by members of the clergy. He also asked for forgiveness on his behalf for the pedophile acts perpetrated within his diocese.

“This evening, I ask forgiveness before God and before all our diocese, for not having taken the lead to investigate as it would have been necessary as soon as a first testimony had reached me, forgiveness for not having immediately sanctioned a priest for his old acts, very serious and clearly unworthy of his ministry, sorry for my errors of governance which caused such a scandal. "

The bishops of France met on November 7 to a day of prayer and homage to victims of pedophilia within the Church. The bishops were gathered in plenary assembly in Lourdes to celebrate a mass “to ask for the forgiveness of sins”. They then discussed the delicate is essential project to fight against pedophilia within the Church.

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source: France 3


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