Italian Newspaper: Pope Francis Says Two Percent of Catholic Priests are Pedophiles

Pope_Francis-HEAD-smPope Francis caused a stir when he was quoted in an Italian newspaper as saying that two percent of all Catholic priests are pedophiles. Francis said the figure may even include bishops and cardinals. That would come out to about eight thousand priests worldwide. The Vatican said the interview should not be taken as the pope’s exact words because his answers were not recorded, but it did say the article “captures the spirit of the conversation.”