Pope says he is committed to stopping sexual abuse of nuns

Pope Francis blesses worshipers during the weekly general audience on Feb. 6 2019 at Paul-VI hall in the Vatican

Pope Francis blesses worshipers during the weekly general audience on Feb. 6 2019 at Paul-VI hall in the Vatican. Andreas Solaro—AFP Getty Images

Francis also made reference to Pope Benedict XVI and how he took action against a France-based order that admitted their founding priest had sexually violated his female recruits.

"When the Holy Father, referring to the dissolution of a Congregation, spoke of 'sexual slavery, ' he meant 'manipulation, ' a form of abuse of power which is reflected also in sexual abuse", said Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti.

Pope Francis has acknowledged the suffering of innumerable nuns who were sadistically abused by Catholic priests.

More nuns have been coming forward to describe the abuse at the hands of priests and Bishops, after being inspired by the #MeToo movement. She said she only told 2 people of the incident at the time, her provincial superior and her spiritual director because she felt silenced by the Catholic Church's culture of secrecy.

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"The abuse of women results in procreation and so is at the origin of the scandal of imposed abortions and children not recognised by priests", wrote the article's author Lucetta Scaraffia, a feminist intellectual and editor-in-chief of Women Church World.

The magazine, Women Church World, noted that the scandal involves a corollary: nuns being forced to abort the priests' children or bear children that the priests refuse to recognize. "And I believe that it may still be being done. 'I think it is still going on because something does not stop just because you have become aware of it, ' he added".

He said the church has "suspended several clerics" and the Vatican has been "working [on the issue] for a long time". "It continues. And for some time we've been working on it".

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In this era, he said, when there is strong a temptation to discord between Christian and Islamic cultures, and considering religions as sources of conflict, "we wanted to give a further, clear and decisive sign, that instead it is possible to meet, it is possible to respect and dialogue". He said Benedict acted "because a certain slavery of women had crept in, slavery to the point of sexual slavery on the part of clergy or the founder".

Arriving at the Paul VI audience hall, the pope was in good spirits despite recently returning from the quick two-day visit.

In 2013, the Community of St. Jean admitted that Philippe had behaved "in ways that went against chastity" - he died in 2006.

It comes as the United States is facing a growing reckoning of its own as almost two dozen local, state, or federal investigations, either criminal or civil, have been launched into the Roman Catholic Church over child sexual abuse allegations.

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