Pope Francis embraces Superior General of the Society of Jesus Adolfo Nicolas during a special audience at the Paul VI' hall at the Vatican April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano
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Pope Francis made his first public plea for forgiveness Friday for the "evil" committed by priests who molested children, using some of his strongest words yet on the Roman Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis.The Argentine-born pontiff said the church, which last month named a high-level group to advise him on the subject including an abuse victim, had to take a stronger stand on a scandal that has haunted it for more than two decades. Francis did not specify whether "sanctions" would be church-enforced or involve civil justice authorities.The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, which advocates for child protection and urges greater transparency in the church, Friday said Francis' words should be received with caution.
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