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Pope Benedict XVI reflects on abuse crisis

VATICAN (CNS): “When thinking about what action is required first and foremost, it is rather obvious that we do not need another Church of our own design. Rather, what is required first and foremost is the renewal of the faith in the reality of Jesus Christ given to us in the Blessed Sacrament,” Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI wrote in an article outlining his thoughts on the clerical sexual abuse crisis and what must be done now. Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, were contacted before the release of the article.

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