Pope hopes to help heal wounds of priestly sex abuse during U.S. trip

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO THE U.S. (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI said he hoped to help heal the wounds of priestly sex abuse during his visit to the United States and promised steps to ensure that such acts do not happen again.

The pope made his remarks to reporters aboard his chartered Alitalia jet April 15, about an hour after taking off from Rome for his April 15-20 visit to Washington and New York City.


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