Pope Francis admitted that priests and bishops have been raping nuns, and in at least one case priests kept nuns as sex slaves. He claimed the Church was trying to stop it but admitted that it was “still going on.”
He said his predecessor shut down an entire congregation because the nuns were being raped and molested by the priests. He said that priests and bishops had abused nuns, but said they were “working on it.”
Describing one situation he said “slavery of women had entered it – slavery, even to the point of sexual slavery.”
Pope Francis said the sexual abuse and raping of nuns was an ongoing problem.