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British government official expects papal meeting with abuse victims

Catholic World News - September 07, 2010

The British government’s top official handling plans for this month’s papal visit has suggested that the Pontiff will meet privately with sex-abuse victims.

During a BBC television interview Chris Patten pointed out that the Pope has regularly scheduled a meeting with abuse victims during his travels abroad. These visits are not listed on the official schedule for the papal visits, Lord Patten observed, hinting that a similar event was likely during the Pontiff’s September visit.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster made a similar comment last week. Like Lord Patten, the archbishop did not directly confirm that a meeting was scheduled, or that he was aware of plans for such a meeting, but conveyed the impression that the event was likely.

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