Pope admits Catholic Church was late in confronting child abuse

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 (Daily Mail),-Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realising the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice of moving pedophiles around rather than sanctioning them was 
to blame.  


Francis met Thursday for the first time with his sex abuse advisory commission, a group of outside experts named in 2014 to advise him and the Catholic Church on best practices to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood and protect children.  


 Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realising the damage done by priests who rape and molest children.  

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