NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Pope Francis is vowing to put an end to sexual abuse in the Catholic church.

The Pontiff spoke Wednesday following Tuesday’s release of a scathing report detailing the Vatican’s mishandling of sex abuse allegations against former cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

MORE: Vatican Report Exposes Failures That Allowed Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick To Rise Through The Ranks Despite Sexual Abuse Allegations

McCarrick was Bishop of Metuchen, Archbishop of Newark and Cardinal of Washington, D.C., until he was defrocked.

Wednesday, Pope Francis renewed his commitment of the church to “uproot this evil.”

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