Pope Francis calls Spanish sex abuse victim in case where 3 priests, layman arrested

November 25, 2014 6:45 PM

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Pope Francis calls Spanish sex abuse victim in case where 3 priests, layman arrested

Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesman father Federico Lombardi, first right, talks to journalists during a press conference he held aboard the papal flight on his way back from Strasbourg, eastern France, at the end of a one day visit to the European Parliament and Council, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Pope Francis has demanded Europe craft a unified and fair immigration policy, saying the thousands of refugees coming ashore need acceptance and assistance, not self-interested policies that risk lives and fuel social conflict. Francis made the comments Tuesday to the European Parliament during a brief visit meant to highlight his vision for Europe a quarter-century after St. John Paul II travelled to Strasbourg to address a continent still divided by the Iron Curtain. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (The Associated Press)

ROME – Pope Francis says he personally called a Spaniard who said he was sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report it to the diocese.

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