09/18/2010 // London, England // TiffNews10 // News Desk
London – Pope Benedict XVI denounced the crimes of pedophile priests while meeting with clerical abuse victims in London. As reported by AFP, the pope met five victims Saturday as a demonstration was held in protest of his Britain visit, due to his stance on issues such as gay rights and contraception.
Pope Benedict XVI is quoted in the report as stating of the clerical abuse scandal, “Above all, I express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of these unspeakable crimes, along with my hope that the power of Christ’s grace, his sacrifice of reconciliation, will bring deep healing and peace to their lives.”
As noted in the report, six men were arrested and questioned in connection with a suspected terrorist plot against the pope.
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