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Abuse victims plan Reformation Day meeting in St. Peter’s Square

Catholic World News - April 26, 2010

Two abuse victims who met with Pope Benedict XVI in 2008 said that they hope that 50,000 abuse victims will travel to St. Peter’s Square on October 31 (Reformation Day).

“The victims of these crimes have never really been heard correctly or had their day or voice,” said Bernie McDaid. “If you have the square filled with survivors, mostly men, united in this one place in that one moment, standing up for themselves, this is a healing moment.”

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  • Posted by: WLP - Apr. 26, 2010 6:59 PM ET USA

    If such a gathering ever happens, there should be 50,000 or more Catholics waiting in St. Peter's Square with open arms to meet the victims one on one, welcome them home one on one, apologize to them one on one, and offer to help them heal. That's what families do.

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