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Declaration of the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, 16.01.2018

The Holy Father Francis met after lunch today in the apostolic nunciature of Santiago with a small group of victims of sexual abuse by priests. The meeting was of a strictly private nature. No-one else was present: only the Pope and the victims. This was so that they were able to recount their sufferings to Pope Francis, who listened, prayed and wept with them.