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Pope likely to meet British abuse victims, archbishop says

Catholic World News - September 06, 2010

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster told a British television audience that Pope Benedict XVI is likely to meet with sex-abuse victims during his visit to the United Kingdom later this month.

The archbishop observed that the Pontiff has met with abuse victims during several of his recent trips abroad. In each case, he added, the meeting has been arranged quietly, without prior announcements, to avoid media coverage.

Archbishop Nichols said that he was hopeful abuse stories would not completely dominate coverage of the Pope’s visit. The abuse scandal is an important story, he conceded, “but it is not the whole story.”

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  • Posted by: opraem - Sep. 06, 2010 11:49 PM ET USA

    he won't deal with the cause of the scandal by firing the responsible cardinal and bishops. at least he is making a small attempt to reconcile the abuse victims with the church.

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