Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Catholic church in Scotland asks forgiveness

"The Scottish Catholic church has offered a “profound apology” to victims of child abuse and the church’s failure to investigate and punish the culprits, after a damning independent report into its conduct.

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, the official head of the Scottish church, told a congregation in Glasgow on Tuesday that their bishops were “shamed and pained” by the abuse suffered by children and adults over recent decades. “We say sorry. We ask forgiveness.”"

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Postscript Archbishop Tartaglia is not "the official head of the Scottish Church" . Archbishop Tartaglia is president of the Bishops Conference but the head of the Church is Archbishop Cushley of Edinburgh and this because the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh is the primatial see.

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