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Pope Meets Victims of Sex Abuse, Seeks Forgiveness

Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the church should “weep and make reparation” for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. At his long-awaited first meeting with victims, the pope reached out to the tens of thousands of people abused by priests globally, telling them he was sorry for the "grave crimes of clerical sexual abuse committed against you." In a speech written in his native Spanish, the 77-year-old pontiff...

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