Pope Francis First Meeting With Abuse Victims


Published 07/07 2014 07:10AM

Updated 07/07 2014 07:12AM

The Pope will hold his first meeting today with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests.

Pope Francis will meet with six victims -- two each from Ireland, the UK, and Germany -- after they attend his morning mass in the Vatican.

He's faced criticism for not meeting victims earlier in his 16-month papacy.

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