Pope: 'no-one has done more than Church' against sex abuse

In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets families of the participants in the assembly of Italian Federation for the Spiritual Exercises at the Vatican, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

VATICAN CITY, March 05, 2014 (AFP) - Pope Francis has defended the Church's record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying in an interview published Wednesday that "no-one else has done more" to root out pedophilia.

"The Catholic Church is perhaps the only public institution to have acted with transparency and responsibility. No-one else has done more. Yet the Church is the only one to have been attacked," he said in an interview with Il Corriere della Sera daily.





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