Pope Benedict XVI, who arrived in the States today, claims he’s “deeply ashamed” over the Catholic church sex abuse scandals:
It is a great suffering for the Church in the United States and for the Church in general and for me personally that this could happen.
It is difficult for me to understand how it was possible that priests betray in this way their mission …to these children.
I am deeply ashamed and we will do what is possible so this cannot happen again in the future.
Contrary to what you may think, Benedict was not struck down by a bolt of lightening. Miracles do happen!