22nd March 11:57 PM
Pope says priests kept nuns as sex slaves
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 07/02/2019
Pope Francis [Photo: BBC]

Pope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns, and in one case they were kept as sex slaves.

He said in that case his predecessor, Pope Benedict, was forced to shut down an entire congregation of nuns who were being abused by priests.

It is thought to be the first time that Pope Francis has acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by the clergy.

The Pope's comments come amid long‑running cases of sexual abuse of children and young men by priests at the Church.

[Source: BBC]

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