‘God weeps,’ says pope after meeting abuse victims

September 28, 2015 4:12 AM

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Philadelphia: Pope Francis on Sunday used the last day of his historic US tour to meet victims of the church´s devastating sex abuse scandal, saying "God weeps" for their suffering, and pledging to hold those responsible to account.

One rare criticism of the pope during his six-day trip to Washington, New York and Philadelphia, which ended Sunday with a giant open-air mass, was that he did not have such a meeting on his public agenda.

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