VATICAN CITY — Pope
Benedict XVI insisted on Saturday that all of society's institutions
and not just the Catholic church must be held to "exacting" standards in
their response to sex abuse of children, and defended the church's
efforts to confront the problem.
Benedict acknowledged in remarks to visiting U.S. bishops during an
audience at the Vatican that pedophilia was a "scourge" for society, and
that decades of scandals over clergy abusing children had left
Catholics in the United States bewildered.
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