Pope begs forgiveness for ‘state of shame’ inflicted on Ireland

Pope Francis leads the Angelus at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, August 26, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

DUBLIN/KNOCK, Ireland (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday begged forgiveness for the multitude of abuses suffered by victims in Ireland at the hand of the church over decades as he concluded a tour of the once deeply Catholic country watched by parishioners and protesters. After meeting privately with abuse victims on Saturday on the first […]

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