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Pope Francis closed out his summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing Sunday to confront abusers with “the wrath of God” felt by the faithful, end the cover-ups by their superiors and prioritize the victims of this “brazen, aggressive and destructive evil.” But his failure to offer a concrete action plan to hold bishops accountable when they failed to protect their flocks from predators disappointed survivors. (Photo by Aleteia Image Department [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

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Pope Francis closed out his extraordinary summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing Sunday to confront abusers with "the wrath of God" felt by the faithful, end the cover-ups by their superiors and prioritize the victims of this "brazen, aggressive and destructive evil."

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press February 24, 2019
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