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Pope Francis: “About 2%” Of Catholic Clergy Are Pedophiles

(Vatican City) — Pope Francis believes “about two percent” of clergy in the Catholic Church are pedophiles. In an interview with the Italian “La Repubblica” newspaper, the Pontiff insisted the abuse of children is like “leprosy” infecting the church. The Pope added he finds this state of affairs “intolerable” and vowed to confront the problem “with the severity it demands.” Pope Francis said the two-percent estimate came from advisors.