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The Church should have the attitude of a wife and a mother, the Pope said

The bishops asked forgiveness from abuse survivors

Bishop Fernando Ramos said Chile’s bishops felt ‘pain and shame’

The survivors welcomed the Pope’s apology, but called for concrete action

Three survivors of clergy sexual abuse said they felt their voices had been heard

The Church ‘needs us to be prophets, not critics,’ the Pope said

The Pope also said that everyone should remember the date of their baptism

Women should be more involved in decision-making on a parish, diocesan, national and global Church level, participants said

‘The penitent does not indulge in self-pity for the sin committed, and the priest does not blame him for the evil from which he repented,’ the Pope said

‘I ask forgiveness of all those I have offended,’ Pope says in letter to Chilean bishops