Costa Rica’s Church seeks forgiveness

The Catholic Church in Costa Rica on Friday asked for forgiveness and admitted that in the past the attention of cases of sexual crimes has not been adequate.
Photo: Courtesy of the Episcopal Conference
In a message signed by the nine bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica, at the end of an Ordinary Assembly, they committed themselves to give credibility, attention and protection to the victims and their families if future cases were registered.
The apology referred recent accusations that three of its priests sexually abused minors, amid a clerical abuse scandal that has ravaged the Church’s credibility around the globe.
The Episcopal Conference statement said,“Without wanting to judge the past, we humbly admit that due attention has not always been given to these crimes, nor the

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