Marikana in­quiry: S/Africa po­lice chief sus­pended

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

Pope Fran­cis has made a sur­prise public apol­ogy for re­cent scan­dals “ei­ther in Rome or in the Vat­i­can”.

He made the apol­ogy at his weekly gen­eral au­di­ence in St Peter’s Square, but did not spec­ify which scan­dals.

He is thought to be re­fer­ring to a se­nior Pol­ish priest who was dis­missed from his Vat­i­can post af­ter an­nounc­ing he was in a gay re­la­tion­ship.

The Pope’s spokesman said the pon­tiff had not been re­fer­ring to re­cent res­ig­na­tion Rome’s mayor.

Fed­erico Lom­bardi ad­mit­ted to re­porters that the Pope’s apol­ogy had been “broad and generic” but said it did not re­fer to “po­lit­i­cal” sit­u­a­tions in­volv­ing Mayor Ig­nazio Marino, who re­signed ear­lier this week over an ex­penses scan­dal.

Fa­ther Lom­bardi said the Pope was re­fer­ring to scan­dals in which there is a “re­spon­si­bil­ity of men of the Church”. the

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