Pope Francis on side of victims of ‘predator’ priests in US:
Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than three hundred “predator” priests in the United States accused of abusing youngsters in one state, the Vatican says.
In a statement, it said the Church wanted to listen to the victims to “root out this tragic horror”.
This comes after United States prosecutors found that more than 1,000 children had been molested by the clergy in Pennsylvania.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishop is now calling for an urgent investigation led by the Vatican.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the group’s president, called the scandal a “failure of episcopal leadership”.
It comes days after the largest-ever probe of Catholic s*x abuse in the US.