'Today we pray especially for all who have suffered abuse, as children or as vulnerable adults, and carry its scars throughout their lives. Many of their stories are told in the IICSA Report. We pray for them in the pain they bear.
We pray too for courage and guidance for our bishops and religious leaders, and for those who work in Safeguarding, that the responses we give will be just and healing. We ask pardon for those past responses that now are seen to have been so inadequate.
We place before the Lord this brokenness which marks so many lives and the life of the Church.’
See and listen to the Cardinal's message here.
We pray for us bishops as they consider these matters during their meeting next week. We pray for our Cardinal too and for each other in these difficult days