Dublin, Ireland, Aug 26, 2018 / 12:29 pm
Updated Aug. 26 3:30 p.m. Eastern with details throughout from the papal Mass.
In lieu of a traditional penitential act during Sunday's Papal Mass at Phoenix Park, Pope Francis asked forgiveness from those who had been abused by members of the clergy and nuns, particularly those in the country's mother and baby homes.
Pope Francis noted that he had met with eight abuse survivors of "power, conscience, and sexual" offenses.
"Collecting up what they told me, I would like to place these crimes before the mercy of the Lord, and ask forgiveness for them," he said.