03/05/2014 05:05 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2014

Pope On Pedophile Priests: Church Acted With 'Transparency And Responsibility'


Pope Francis has defended the Catholic Church's record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying "no-one else has done more" to root out pedophilia.

"The Catholic Church is perhaps the only public institution to have acted with transparency and responsibility. No-one else has done more. Yet the Church is the only one to have been attacked," he said in an interview with Il Corriere della Sera daily published Wednesday.

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