Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the meeting took place in the Vatican embassy in Santiago and was strictly private.
"No-one else was present. Only the pope and the victims," the spokesman said. "This was so they could speak of their suffering to Pope Francis, who listened to them, and prayed and cried with them."
On Tuesday morning, Francis expressed "pain and shame" over a sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Chile's Roman Catholic Church, asking for forgiveness for the "irreparable damage" done to children molested by priests.
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