2% Catholic clergy are pedophiles: Pope Francis
July 14 , 2014
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.