Pope Francis on Tuesday admitted the shameless acts of the clerics inside the Church. He admitted that Priests, Bishops had sexually abused nuns.
Pope Francis said, “There are some priests and also bishops who have done it”. He was speaking to the media during his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates.
He also added that the Church has dismissed many clerics and Vatican is aware of it and it is working on it.
Pope Francis said that his predecessor Benedict was forced to shut down a congregation of nuns who were being continuously abused by the Priests. He admitted the roots of which lie in “seeing women as second class”.
Last week, a issue hit the headlines, when a Vatican’s women’s magazines mentioned about the sexual abuse of the nuns, forcing them for abortion or secretly raising their children without recognized by their priest fathers.
The shameless acts within the Catholic church came out after a nun in Kerala accused a Bishop of repeatedly raping her. Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who headed the Jalandhar diocese was accused of raping a nun raping 13 times between 2014 to 2016.
Such cases of abuse by priests have reported in Italy, France , Africa and Chile.