Vatican City, Jul 8, 2022 / 07:39 am
Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church will continue implementing measures against clerical sexual abuse, even if there may be reluctance or pushback or in some places.
In comments to Reuters published Friday, the pope said there was “resistance, but with each new step there is growing awareness that this is the way to go.”
Pope Francis said the “Church started zero tolerance slowly and moved forward. And I think the direction taken on this is irreversible.”
Speaking to Reuters on July 2, the 85-year-old said “I totally support the commission” in comments about the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.