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Pope says sorry for insisting victims of paedophile priests provide ‘proof’ of abuse

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Pope Francis has apologised for insisting that the victims of paedophile priests provide ‘proof’ of attacks – but continues to defend a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse.

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The Pope says he now realises his comments were a ‘slap in the face’ to victims.

But he continued to defend a Chilean bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country’s most notorious paedophile priest.

Francis said, ‘I have to apologize because the word `proof’… Read the full story

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