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Pope Francis seeks forgiveness

Pope Francis (File) Pope Francis (File)

Pope Francis is asking for forgiveness amid recent scandals that have hit Rome and the Vatican.

Francis said: "Before beginning the catechesis I want in the name of the church to ask forgiveness for the scandals which recently have recently hit Rome and the Vatican. I ask forgiveness."

The Pope was speaking to those gathered in St. Peter's Square.

Francis didn’t give specific examples this morning.

But the past week has seen its fair share of problems: On the eve of Francis' big meeting on the family, a Vatican monsignor came out as gay.

Then Rome's mayor resigned amid scandal and criticism by the church.

And recently, a leaked letter revealed grave concerns by a dozen cardinals about the way Francis' synod was being run.

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