中英對照讀新聞》Nuns ’sex slaves’ scandal fresh blow to Catholic church 修女「性奴」醜聞讓天主教會蒙受新打擊
Pope Francis’s public admission that priests have used nuns as "sexual slaves" － and may still be doing so － marks a new chapter in the abuse crisis rocking the Catholic church.
"It is the first time that the pope, but also the church as an institution, has publicly admitted this abuse is taking place, and that’s hugely important," Lucetta Scaraffia, editor of the Vatican’s women’s magazine, told AFP.
The pontiff said Catholic priests and bishops had been sexually abusing nuns, and that his predecessor Benedict XVI had had "the courage" to dissolve a religious order of women because of "sexual slavery on the part of priests and the founder".
Francis said the Church has "suspended several clerics" and the Vatican has been "working （on the issue） for a long time."
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