Thursday, June 14, 2012

Canadian cardinal represents Pope in Ireland

Cardinal Marc Ouellet asks for forgiveness on behalf of Holy Father
Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, left, and Archbishop Charles Brown, apostolic nuncio to Ireland, visit the "penitential beds" containing the remains of Celtic monastic life at Lough Derg in County Donegal, Ireland, June 12. John McElroy / CNS.
Catholic News Service reports Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet met with several victims of sexual abuse while in Ireland attending the International Eucharistic Congress:
The cardinal spent about two hours meeting with victims on Station Island, then celebrated Mass in St. Patrick's Basilica, said a statement by the Catholic Communications Office. 
During his homily, the cardinal told victims that the pope asked him to "come to Lough Derg and ask God's forgiveness for the times clerics have sexually abused children, not only in Ireland but anywhere in the church."

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website. 

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