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Pope Asks Forgiveness for 'Evil' of Priestly Child Abuse

Pope Francis made his first public plea for forgiveness on Friday for the “evil” committed by priests who molested children, using some of his strongest words yet on the Roman Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis.   The Argentine-born pontiff said the Church, which last month named a high-level group on the scandal including an abuse victim, had to take an even stronger stand than before against the scandal that has haunted it for over two decades.   “I feel compelled to...

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