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I read with interest in the press today that the Pope is continuing to show concern for those who suffer sexual abuse by priests and determination to rid the church of these abusive men. This is good news.
I must comment, however, on his description of such abuse as "leprosy infecting the church". As a member of the Board of The Leprosy Mission Scotland, I would like to point out how painful this description could be to those many individuals and families affected by leprosy in our world today. Those living with leprosy already face enough prejudice without such a respected church leader associating this illness with criminal activity.
Rev. Lorna Murray, Inverurie, Scotland