Cardinal Pell apologises for church abuses

Cardinal Pell apologises for church abuses

Australia’s most senior Catholic Cardinal George Pell has used his annual Christmas message to apologise to people who have suffered as a result of abuse within religious institutions.

Cardinal Pell has stopped short of specifically mentioning child sex abuse within the Catholic Church, but has said he is deeply sorry for the hurt that has occurred, calling it completely contrary to Christ’s teachings.

He’s said people have suffered at the hands of fellow Christians, Christian officials, priests, and religious teachers, and he too is shocked and shamed by the crimes.

The Christmas message comes after the federal government this year announced a royal commission to investigate child abuse in Australia, including in the Catholic Church.

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