Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church’s "discrimination" against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania.
Making up around 10 percent of Romania’s 20 million people, many Roma are marginalised and live in poverty and have suffered centuries of discrimination and insults.
"I ask forgiveness - in the name of the Church and of the Lord. For all those times in history when we have discriminated, mistreated or looked askance at you," the pope in a speech to the Roma community in the central town of Blaj.
"My heart, however, is heavy. It is weighed down by the many experiences of discrimination, segregation and mistreatment experienced by your communities. History tells us that Christians too, including Catholics, are not strangers to such evil," he said.
wrap up：（口語）完成、結束。例句：The whole thing has been wrapped up.（一切已成定局。）
looked askance at：片語，（因不滿或懷疑而）斜眼看、瞟。例句：The older people looked askance at what the young people were doing.（年長者對年輕人的作為不以為然。）
weigh down：片語，心情沉重、沮喪。例句：She was weighed down by debt.（她因為債務而心力交瘁。）