Vatican says pope met abuse victims in London

18th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Pope Benedict XVI met victims of abuse by Catholic priests on Saturday during his state visit to Britain, the Vatican said.

"The Holy Father met a group of persons who had been sexually abused by members of the clergy," a statement said, adding the meeting had taken place in the Vatican's embassy in London.

"He was moved by what they had to say and expressed his deep sorrow over what victims and their families had suffered," the Vatican said.

© 2010 AFP

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