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Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile, ‘cries 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. 

By: Reuters | Santiago | Updated: January 17, 2018 11:09 am
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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, said a Reuters report.

“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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  1. Nilesh Jain
    Jan 17, 2018 at 11:27 am
    I'm not a POPE, neither claim to be one. Don't want to even see this POISONOUS SOCIETY, if let to live my life. THEY WILL TEACH US ABOUT ? LOOK WHAT HAVE YOU PEOPLE DONE TO FOR YOUR GREEDS ? YOUR WHOLE SOCIETY IS VISIBLE ON INTERNET. INDULGE WITH FAMILY, WITH KIDS, WITH NASTY THINGS. YOUR WHOLE THINKING OF YOUR WHOLE SOCIETY IS VISIBLE ON INTERNET. AND YOU PEOPLE WANT TO TEACH US ? Until your whrs approached me for YOUR MONEY, I was smart. Now I don't want to work for you as slave, I became abuser ?
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    1. Nilesh Jain
      Jan 17, 2018 at 11:22 am
      Yes, this is the true picture of THEIR society. Child ABUSE by ADULT is their reality. CHILDREN playing with EACH OTHER is it crime ? In Teenage, THESE PEOPLE MADE MILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF VIDEOS AND POSTED ON INTERNET, POISONED OUR MINDS, FOR THEIR MONEY. I GOT FOR ONCE THE POISON OUT OF CONTROL, BUT ONLY FOR ONCE. I ASK, FROM WHERE DID THAT POISON CAME FROM, IN ME ? FOR WHOSE GREED, THAT POISON WAS PLANTED IN ME ? WHOSE SOCIETY IS SPREADING THAT POISON AND ACCUSING OTHERS THAT WHY ARE YOU SO POISONED ? FROM WHERE DID THAT POISON CAME TO OUR SOCIETIES ?
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