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The pope admits: Nuns have been exploited as sex slaves

It was during the time of pope Francis trip from United arab Emirates on Tuesday as he answered questions from the gathered journalists and admitted that the nuns are subjected to abuse within the catholic church.

Pope said that his predecessor pope Benedict was forced to close a whole convent where the nuns used by the priests as ”sex slaves”. He said that the community is trying to come to grips with the problem, but that it still is, writes the Italian newspaper Il Post.

the pope or the pope Benedict has previously acknowledged the abuse of nuns within the catholic church, a problem which, according to the newspaper Il Mail has been known to the general public since the 90's.

Earlier in the week condemned Women Kyrkovärlden, a journal for women in the catholic church, the abuse. The magazine's editor, Lucetta Scaraffia said, then, that there are cases in which nuns become pregnant after abuse by priests, missionaries, or bishops, and forced to make abortion, which is not allowed according to the Vatican's interpretation of catholicism.

Abuse and violence against women within the catholic community is an ”abuse of power that comes from a distortion of the priestly role,” said Lucetta Scaraffia on Tuesday.

– When it comes to the abuse of minors, it is easier, then it also is a clear violation of the law. But for women who are victims, it is more complicated, " she says, according to the Post.

that the abuse occurs in some of the wards and felt that they are more common in the newly established monastery. On the question of whether the Vatican needs to do more to stop the violence and to protect the nuns, he replied ”yes”.

During the past year the pope has been squeezed hard by most of the revelations about the systematic abuse of children within the catholic church around the world, including in Pennsylvania in the united states and in Chile.

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