Church facing simultaneous clergy sexual abuse crises in several countries

Pope Vows No More Cover Ups In Letter to All Catholics On Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis, facing simultaneous clergy sexual abuse crises in several countries, on Monday wrote an unprecedented letter to all the world’s Catholics asking each of them to help uproot “this culture of death.”

In the letter, addressed to “the people of God,” he also promised that no effort will be spared to prevent abuse and its cover up.

“We have realized that these wounds never disappear and that they require us forcefully to condemn these atrocities and join forces in uprooting this culture of death,” he said.

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