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Abuse in the Catholic Church, the Vatican and the abuse of nuns, grants by bishops and priests

Pope Francis has given to the sexual abuse of nuns in the Catholic Church. "It is true, it is a Problem," he said on the return flight from Abu Dhabi to Rome on Tuesday. "I know that priests and bishops have done this. And I think it is still done,“ he said to a question, what do the Vatican on sexual abuse of religious sisters. It concern some cultures or religious communities more than others. "It is not a thing."

The Vatican have been working for a long time on the Problem, the Pope. Some women's religious communities had been disbanded, some of the clergy had been suspended "" and "sent away". He added: "we Need to do more (against the Problem)? Yes. We want to make more? Yes.“

He spoke to a case of a community from the past, in which women "like slaves" treated. It had gone up to the "sexual slavery" by the cleric and the founder of the community, Francis. The then-Pope Benedict had been "very brave" and I have this community to a lot of powerful opposition immediately resolved after he took office. To which community he was referring to, not the Pope said at the press conference on the plane.

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The maltreatment of women is a General Problem. "The woman is second-class," said Francis. "It is a cultural Problem. (...) There are countries where the abuse of women goes up to the murder of a Woman.“ (dpa)

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