‘No more apologies’: Pope’s visit fails to soothe Irish fury over abuse
August 27, 2018 | World | No Comments|
Dublin, Ireland (CNN)Delivering Mass under stormy Dublin skies, Pope Francis gave an unplanned speech on abuse to hundreds of thousands of faithful in leafy Phoenix Park and asked for forgiveness.
Just 3 miles away, down the winding River Liffey, many of those gathered for an unprecedented protest in the Garden of Remembrance said the Pontiff’s words failed to address their fury over a long list of church-related abuses in Ireland.
“I’m sure the Pope was sincere in his apology, but it needs to be followed up by action,” said Jenny Moore-Mcgowan, 47, holding a sign that read: “Apologies are not enough.”