Pope Addresses Priest Abuse Scandal

Pope Benedict XVI said Friday the church must promise "to do everything possible" to ensure that the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests "will never occur again."He was addressing thousands of priests who had gathered at the Vatican for a three-day conference to mark the end of the "Year of the Priest.""So it happened that, in this very year of joy for the sacrament of the priesthood, the sins of priests came to light - particularly the abuse of the little ones, in which the priesthood, whose task is to manifest God's concern for our good, turns into its very opposite," the pope said.