Pope Francis meets with victims of sex abuse in Chile

Pope Francis meets with victims of sex abuse in Chile

By Keshala Dias

Jan 17, 2018 | 8:42 am

Pope Francis has met a group of victims of sexual abuse by priests in Chile.

The meeting at the Vatican’s mission in Santiago was “strictly private”, his office said, providing no further details.

Earlier during his visit to Chile, the Pope felt “pain and shame” over the sex abuse scandal, asking the victims for forgiveness.

He has been criticised in Chile for a decision to ordain a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse by a priest.

Courtesy: BBC