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Pope Francis acknowledges priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

Pope Francis admitted Tuesday that priests and bishops in the Catholic Church had sexually abused nuns. “There are some priests and also bishops who have done it,” the pontiff said in response to a journalist’s question on the abuse of nuns, speaking on the return flight from his trip to the United Arab Emirates. The papal admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and religious sisters feeling forced to have abortions or raise children not recognised by their fathers.

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