- Pope Francis said that those who constantly accuse the church are linked with the devil
- The pontiff has addressed the issue of not properly handling the controversy about clerical abuse
- Pope Francis also acknowledged that the children of the church are “sinners”
Pope Francis told the clergy on Wednesday that those who accuse the church are “friends, cousins, relatives of the devil.” KAMI learned that Pope Francis has addressed the church’s issue against abuse and other “defects.”
In a report by Inquirer, detractors and former Vatican ambassador to the United States, have accused the pontiff of not properly handling the cases with regard to priests and bishops who are suspected abusers.
“Those who spend their lives accusing, accusing, accusing are, I will not say children because the devil has none, but friends, cousins, relatives of the devil,” Pope Francis said.
“No, this is not right! The defects must be pointed out to correct, but, since the defects are signaled, the defects are denounced, so the Church is loved,” the pontiff added.
Pope Francis also said that the children of the Church are all sinners.
“The Church is Holy, the bride of Christ, but we children of the Church are all sinners, of the big ones, eh!” the pontiff said.
According to a report by The Guardian, there is a Vatican summit attended by dozens of victims by clerical abuse as well as 190 bishops and cardinals starting this Thursday. There will be lectures and workshops in preventing abuse in the church, tending to the victims, and investigating the incident.
As previously reported by KAMI, Pope Francis has acknowledged the issue about the priests and bishops abusing some nuns. He said that such incident happened and it will not go away just like that.
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