I heard this on the radio last week and forgot to look for a link, but here it is. Just horrific.
|Pope Francis acknowledged that priests and bishops in the Roman Catholic Church have sexually abused nuns, the first time he has publicly addressed the issue. Above, a nun outside Vatican City in August.
|A recent article in a Vatican magazine mentioned nuns having abortions or giving birth to the children of priests. “It’s true,” the pope replied when he was asked to comment on Tuesday. “There are priests and bishops who have done that.”
|Advocates for abused nuns were relieved that Francis had finally put the issue on the church’s radar. But they also noted that this problem has existed for years, and that the pope did not seem to suggest there would be a speedy solution.
|In India, the church has acknowledged a nun’s accusation that a bishop raped her 13 times, but only after five of her fellow nuns mutinied and publicly rallied to her side.