Pope Francis to meet with sex abuse victims at the Vatican, pledges 'zero tolerance' for clergy members

May 27, 2014 9:55 AM

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Pope Francis to meet with sex abuse victims at the Vatican, pledges 'zero tolerance' for clergy members

The Pope promised to meet next month with a group of people who were abused by priests, saying that members of the clergy who sexually abuse children or help cover it up will have 'no privileges.' The Pope's frank talk aboard the papal plane Monday came on the heels of his emotional visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

Pope Francis capped off his whirlwind three-day visit to the Middle East with a prayer at a Holocaust memorial Monday and a promise to meet next month with a group of people who were sexually abused by priests.

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