By now most readers will have heard of Pope Francis's speech asking for forgiveness over the "abuse scandals" that have repeatedly rocked the Catholic Church all over the world(most secular news outlets even in largely Protestant Britain have mentioned it not just in newspapers but on TV and radio).
It's easy to be cynical on this issue and say nothing changes, but I think those that do are going from one extreme to the other . Like it or not there are times when you MUST accept that expressions of contrition are real.
I think the Pontiff is sincere on this issue.
What do YOU think?