He said the Church must "act decisively as far as cases of sexual abuse are concerned, promoting, above all, measures to protect minors, help for those who have suffered such violence in the past (and) the necessary procedures against those who are guilty."
That's us. The pope is talking about us when he calls for "help for those who have suffered such violence in the past."
We will still see how actions match these words, but these words are encouraging, especially compared to Benedict, who referred to outrage over clerical abuse as the "petty gossip of dominant opinion."
But he grew old, this knight so bold / And upon his heart a shadow / Fell as he found / No spot on the ground / That looked like El Dorado.