2% Catholic clergy are pedophiles: Pope Francis

  • Pope Francis was quoted as saying that around 2% of the Catholic Church’s clergy are pedophiles.  

    He pledged to confront child abuse “with the severity it demands,” a report in La Repubblica said.

    The 2% include “priests, bishops, and cardinals,” the Pope was quoted as saying. “Others, more numerous, know but keep quiet.” 

    However, a Vatican spokesperson said the newspaper quotes did not correspond to the Pope's exact words.

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