Friday, July 10, 2015

Pope begs forgiveness for "grave sins" of church in Latin America

By Jim Yardley and William Neuman
Pope Francis listens to a welcome speech at the Don Bosco school where he met with seminarians and clergy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Thursday, July 9, 2015.
BOLIVIA---Pope Francis offered a direct apology on Thursday for the complicity of the Roman Catholic Church in the oppression of Latin America during the colonial era, even as he called for a global social movement to shatter a “new colonialism” that has fostered inequality, materialism and the exploitation of the poor. [link]