Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal Pell says sorry to victims of clergy abuse.

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Catholic Cardinal George Pell has used his Christmas message to apologise to those who have been sexually abused by Christians. Read more:

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Pell says sorry to abuse victims in Christmas message

Catholic Cardinal George Pell has used his Christmas message to apologise to those who have been sexually abused by Christians.

Cardinal Pell says he is shocked and ashamed by the abuse suffered at the hands of priests and teachers.

He says it goes against the teachings of Jesus and Christians need faith in God's goodness and love to cope with these disasters.

The Archbishop of Sydney says where there is evil, there is less peace.

"My heart and the heart of all believers, of all people, will go out to all those who cannot find peace at this time, especially those who have suffered at the hands of fellow Christians, Christian officials, priests, religious, teachers," he said.

"I am deeply sorry this has happened."

Wayne Chamley, a spokesman for victims support group Broken Rites, has welcomed the apology.

"They seem to now appreciate the scale of it.

"I don't think we've seen a statement in the past which was reflecting on the scale of what's gone on."

Pell says sorry for 'wrongdoings and crimes'

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, George Pell, delivers his Christmas message, whilst apologising to "all those who cannot find peace at this time".

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, George Pell, has apologised to "those who have suffered at the hands of fellow Christians" in his first Christmas message since the federal government announced a royal commission on child sex abuse.

"I am deeply sorry this has happened. It is completely contrary to Christ's teachings. "

Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell says sorry to victims of clergy abuse

Cardinal apologizes to abuse victims

Aust's most senior Catholic has apologized to those who have 'suffered at the hands' of priests and teachers

An apology made by Australia’s most senior Catholic to those who suffered abuse at the hands of priests has been labeled a "minimal response" by a child sexual abuse victims group.

Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell apologised to those who have "suffered at the hands" of priests and religious teachers.

"I am deeply sorry this happened," Cardinal Pell said.

"I feel too the shock and shame across the community at these revelations of wrongdoing and crimes."

One senior NSW police investigator's damning testimony into how the church destroyed evidence and moved accused priests around the country prompted Prime Minister Julia Gillard to announce the royal commission in November.

 

So the Catholics are sorry this happened. And then they reveal why they are sorry. They feel the shock and shame, but not about the wrongdoings and the crimes. They are not sorry about that, because that is normal and that for two thousand years. What is not normal is that it now has been revealed. They feel the shock and shame about the revelations – not about the wrongdoings and crimes. And they are probably quite proud of their ability of having formulated this so cleverly.

 

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