Friday Five always is a quick-hit collection of links from the world of religion news.
It’ll be even more so this week as I’m typing this from a Pennsylvania Turnpike travel stop en route to New Jersey on a reporting trip.
Since I need to hit the road again, let’s dive right into the Friday Five:
1. Religion story of the week: Priests sexually abusing nuns? What next?
It’s not an easy story to read or comment on. Perhaps that’s why we’ve neglected to mention it so far here at GetReligion. Sometimes a story is just too big and too complex to get a quick take on it. Also, the web of stories linked to clergy sexual abuse just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and more complex.
But we’ll keep our eyes open on this one.
Meanwhile, these early headlines should not go unnoticed, including “Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included ‘sexual slavery’“ from CBS News, “Pope Francis acknowledges abuse of nuns for the first time” from Axios and "Pope Francis confirms Catholic clergy members abused nuns” from the Washington Post.
2. Most popular GetReligion post: Pope Francis figured, too, in our No. 1 most-clicked commentary this week.