Vatican: Pope may apologize for abuse by priests

Pope Benedict XVI may issue a mea culpa for the church's handling of clerical sexual abuse cases when he attends a meeting of the world's clergy in June, the Vatican official in charge of handling abuse cases said.

He may apologize? You mean he hasn't already? And now that someone brought it to his attention that he hasn't quite got around to apologizing yet, the pope is hesitating? He's got to mull this apology thing over for a bit? And it turns out he's not really even thinking about apologizing to the children who were raped for the rapes, but only apologizing for the church's "handling of clerical sexual abuse cases"?

Words fail.