Pope Benedict XVI wept as he met Maltese victims of the paedophile priest scandals rocking the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday and expressed his own “shame and sorrow”.
“He listened to us individually, and prayed and cried with us,” said Lawrence Grech, one of eight abuse victims who met the pope for 25 minutes in the Vatican’s embassy in Malta.
The Vatican said that Benedict “expressed his shame and sorrow over what victims and their families have suffered.”
Is this the change predicted by Kmareka in Pope Benedict’s Confession?
It is often said, the Catholic Church is not a democracy. A radical conversion by the Pope could change everything. If it does, you heard it here first.
Of course, repentance not followed by action will not make any difference, or appease critics or those who have been wronged. That doesn’t seem likely, but anything can happen, and often does.