Washington D.C., Aug 20, 2018 / 15:57 pm
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, has welcomed Pope Francis' letter to all the faithful addressing the recent sex abuse crises in the Church.
"I am grateful to the Holy Father for his Letter to the People of God, responding to the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation and other revelations that have surfaced," DiNardo said in a statement released by the bishops' conference.
"The very fact that he opens the letter with the words of Saint Paul: 'If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it' (1 Cor 12:25), shows that he is writing to all of us as a pastor, a pastor who knows how deeply sin destroys lives."
In his letter, Pope Francis called the universal Church to "a penitential exercise of prayer and fasting."