Photo: Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration in Pretoria as the country’s first black president. “The time for the healing of the wounds has come,” Mandela said. “The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.” (Walter Dhladhla / AFP - Getty Images)
Reuters:Pope Francis is forming a commission to advise him on sex abuse in the clergy, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, announced Thursday.
"Up until now there has been so much focus on the judicial parts of this but the pastoral part is very, very important. The Holy Father is concerned about that,” O’Malley told reporters, referring to Pope Francis.
The committee will bring recommendations to the Pope and the Vatican after studying the issue.
Photo: Pope Francis meets with a special commission of eight cardinals in this handout photo released by the Vatican press office on Dec. 3. (AFP PHOTO/OSSERVATORE ROMANO/Getty Images)