Pope Francis Asks For Forgiveness

By CNN

Published 04/11 2014 10:27AM

Updated 04/11 2014 10:27AM

Pope Francis is asking for forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children.

He's also pledging to impose penalties for such acts.

Today's remarks are the Pope's strongest condemnation yet of sexual abuse by Catholic Clergy.

Last month he appointed a group to advise the church on the issue.

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