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Pope's quotes: Taking responsibility

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A quote from Pope Francis:

“I feel that I must take responsibility for all the harm that some priests, quite a number, but not in proportion to the total, I must take responsibility and ask forgiveness for the damage they have caused through sexual abuse of children. The Church is aware of this damage. It is their own personal and moral damage, but they are men of the Church. And we will not take one step backwards in dealing with this problem and the sanctions that must be imposed. On the contrary, I believe that we must be even stronger. You do not interfere with children.”

-- Audience with the International Catholic Child Bureau, April 11, 2014

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