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Pope Francis has admitted for the first time publicly that Roman Catholic clergy have sexually abused nuns. For years, nuns in India, Africa, Latin America, and Italy have accused priests and bishops of sexual abuse. These accusations include stories of repeated rape and possible sexual slavery. An investigation by the Associated Press found evidence for many of these accounts and reported on the Vatican’s coddling of offenders. In some cases, the Catholic Church responded by removing the nuns who reported the abuse. Pope Francis admitted to the media that this is a persistent problem and says the Vatican is working on it, having suspended some priests under accusation.