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French bishops beg forgiveness from pedophilia victims

Nov 08, 2016 - 9:43 AM

We lacked mercy we did not listen to these victims in the way that they expected us to and we lacked the courage to take the measures that were needed says Archbishop of Paris Andre Vingt Trois

FORGIVENESS. Archbishop of Paris and French cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois (3rdL) and archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin (R) take part in a plenary meeting of the French Bishops' Conference on November 7, 2016 at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire in Lourdes, southwestern France. Some 120 Catholic bishops of France started a six-day meeting, which highlight will be an unprecedent day of 'prayer and penance' for the victims of pedophilia, following months of scandals. Photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP