Pope Francis Meets Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse In Chile, "Cries With Them"

On Tuesday morning, Pope Francis expressed "pain and shame" over a sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Chile's Roman Catholic Church.

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Pope Francis Meets Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse In Chile, 'Cries With Them'

Pope Francis met a group of child sexual abuse survivors in Chile, "prayed and cried with them"


Santiago:  Pope Francis on Tuesday met with a small group of victims of child sexual abuse by priests in Chile, the Vatican said, adding that he "listened, prayed and cried with them".

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.

(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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