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Polish group seeks pope’s action against sex abuse, cover-up

ROME (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis has been informed about an appeal launched by Catholics in Poland urging intervention into cases where bishops have continued to cover up for priests who sexually molested children. The group “EnoughHarm” took out a full-page advertisement on Monday in Rome daily La Repubblica addressed to the pope urging him to “repair our church” and heal the wounds of abuse victims. Largely Roman Catholic Poland has become the latest country to face a reckoning of sexual abuse by priests and cover-up by their superiors. The scandal has hit particularly hard in Poland given the church’s enormous influence in all aspects of life and the pride of Poles in their native son, St. John Paul II.  

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