Pope opens up on sex abuse cases, says church must do more


              Pope Francis pauses during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.” (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.” (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              FILE - Members of the ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse) show placards reading "Vatican, stop silence" and "out the pedophile priests from Provolo Institute" as they demonstrate outside The Vatican in Rome, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. In an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.”  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
            
              FILE - Backdropped by photos of them when they were children, sex abuse survivors hug each other during a press conference of members of the ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse), in Rome, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. In an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
            
              Pope Francis pauses during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.” (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              FILE - Sex abuse survivors and members of ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse), show signs in front of St. Peter's Square at the Vatican as they meet reporters, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. In an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.”  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
            
              Pope Francis pauses during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.” (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
            
              FILE - Survivors of sex abuse hold a cross as they gather in front of St. Peter's Square at The Vatican, during a twilight vigil prayer for the victims of sex abuse, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. In an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.” (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.” (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              FILE - People gather during a twilight vigil prayer for the victims of sex abuse near Castle Sant' Angelo, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. In an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.” (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
            
              Pope Francis pauses during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis acknowledged the Catholic Church still had a long way to go to deal with the problem, saying transparency was still lacking about how cases are resolved and that the church must speak out more about the abuse of “vulnerable adults.” (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope opens up on sex abuse cases, says church must do more