El papa Francisco afirmó el viernes que actuará contra los casos de abuso sexual en la Iglesia católica.


El pontífice exhortó a la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe a que "actúe con determinación en lo que respecta a los casos de abuso sexual", indicó el Vaticano en un comunicado. El texto citó las medidas promovidas por Benedicto XVI para proteger a los menores, ayudar a las víctimas de violencia sexual y tomar las acciones necesarias contra los que cometan dichos abusos.


Las víctimas estadounidenses de abusos sexuales por parte del clero han exigido al pontífice que actúe con rapidez y decisión en este aspecto.

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    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pilgrims wave flags as Pope Francis delivers a Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis led his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Crowds gather as Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pilgrims gather to hear Pope Francis deliver Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis led his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pilgrims gather to hear Pope Francis deliver Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis led his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis kisses a young child as he drives around St Peter's Square following the Palm Sunday Mass St Peter's Square following the Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    Pope Francis blesses a disable man from the papamobile after a mass on St Peter's square as part of the Palm Sunday celebration on March 24, 2013 at the Vatican. The Palm Sunday marks the start of the holy week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Francis blesses a child after a mass on St Peter's square as part of the Palm Sunday celebration on March 24, 2013 at the Vatican. The Palm Sunday marks the start of the holy week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis meets pilgrims as he drives around St Peter’s Square following the Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis meets pilgrims as he drives around St Peter's Square following the Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis greets the faithful after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis waves to the faithful after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis kisses a child as he greets the faithful after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis waves to the faithful after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis waves to the faithful after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis greets cardinals and bishops after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: A woman prays as crowds gather while Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis is handed a baby to kiss after delivering his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: A woman holds a palm frond as crowds gather to watch Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Crowds gather as Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis waves to the crowds during a drive around St. Peter's Square after delivering his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

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  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

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  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

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  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

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  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Crowds gather as Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

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  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pilgrims gather to hear Pope Francis deliver Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis led his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pilgrims run to get a position to hear Pope Francis deliver Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis led his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: A nun walks amogst empty seats, carrying an olive branch, as pilgrims gather to hear Pope Francis deliver Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis led his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis attends Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday March 28. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: A view of St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass held by Pope Francis on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: A view of St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass held by Pope Francis on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis kisses a young child as he drives around St Pete'’s Square following the Palm Sunday Mass St Peter’s Square following the Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis meets pilgrims as he drives around St Peter's Square following the Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)