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French bishops’ conference president Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort kneels in a sign of penance at Lourdes, Nov. 6, 2021. Valentine Chapuis/AFP via Getty Images.

French Catholic Bishops Announce "vast program of renewal" after Abuse Report

The bishops knelt in an act of penance in Lourdes.

Pope Francis prays with French bishops before his general audience, Oct. 6, 2021, in the wake of a devastating abuse report. Vatican Media.

"This is a moment of shame": Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow at French Abuse Report

The report estimated that 216,000 children were abused by priests and religious over 70 years.