Vatican expresses ‘shame and sorrow’ over abuse of 1,000 children by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania

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The Vatican has expressed ‘shame and sorrow’ after a report detailed decades of abuse in the Catholic Church

  • Chris Riotta
  • Independent

The Vatican has expressed “shame and sorrow” in its first response to a groundbreaking US Grand Jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Pla 5eThe report accuses over 300 “predator” priests throughout Pennsylvania of abusing nearly 1,000 children — and the Church of conducting a systematic cover-up.

However, the actual number of total abuses in those dioceses since 1947 may be far higher than the reported figure.

“We believe that the…

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