Pope Begs Forgiveness For Clerical Child Sex Abuse
Pope Francis has begged forgiveness for clerical child sex abuse and reiterated his wish to see justice served.
The pontiff made the comments at the Marian shrine in knock, during the second day of an historic trip to the republic of Ireland.
He said no-one could fail to be moved by stories of those who “suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence and left scarred by painful memories”.
It is the first papal visit to Ireland in 39 years.
Later on Sunday, 500,000 people are expected to gather in Phoenix Park in Dublin as the pope celebrates mass to close the world meeting of families.