Church clerical abuse: Former nuns share their experiences

_105547590_hi052127541 (1)Source: BBC News

A day after Pope Francis publicly admitted for the first time that clerics had sexually abused nuns, promising to tackle the issue that was “still going on” within the Catholic Church, two former female members of the Church have spoken about their experiences with the BBC.

Appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on Thursday morning, the women welcomed the pontiff’s acknowledgement of the scandal, saying that for too long there had been a “culture of silence and secrecy within the hierarchy”.

But the descriptions of their experiences will only serve to exacerbate a scandal that continues to rock the Catholic Church.

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  1. If Clerics feel for sex and Nuns are available —then why not act. Pope must allow Nuns to marry so that no abuse. Do not challenge Nature?

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