In the United States…

Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony apologized Sunday to the hundreds of people who claim to have been sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests, acknowledging that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ $660 million settlement will not buy back their childhood. (CNN)

He says:

“There really is no way to go back and give them the innocence that was taken from them … The one thing I wish I could give the victims, I cannot — and that is a restoration to where they were originally…”

The settlement is by far the biggest payout in the Roman Catholic Church’s sex-abuse scandal,  according to CNN.


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