2%…really? conservative estimate at best….
Reposted from: BBC News
The Pope said that abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church, according to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper.
He vowed to “confront it with the severity it demands”.
But a Vatican spokesman said the quotes in the newspaper did not correspond to Pope Francis’s exact words.
The BBC’s David Willey in Rome says there is often a studied ambiguity in Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff statements.
He wants to show a more compassionate attitude towards Church teaching than his predecessors, but this can sometimes cause consternation among his media advisers, our correspondent adds.
Analysis: David Willey, BBC News, Rome
When is a papal interview not an interview? Sunday’s edition of La Repubblica devotes its first three pages to an account of a conversation…
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