Friday, April 27, 2018

Meetings with abuse victims begin

In regard to the meeting which the Holy Father will have with some of the victims of abuse in Chile, the Director of the Holy See Press Centre, Greg Burke states the following:

The Holy Father began a series of personal meetings with victims of abuse committed in Chile in the later afternoon hours today, Friday, 27 April 2018.

It is not expected that any communication will be published regarding the content of these encounters, in accordance with the express wishes of the Pope: his priority is to listen to the victims, to ask their forgiveness and to respect the confidentiality of these discussions.

In this climate of trust and reparation for their suffering, Pope Francis' wish is to allow his guests to speak for as long as is necessary, such that there are no fixed schedules or pre-determined content to the meetings.

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