Pope Francis celebrated Mass this morning in the chapel of Santa Marta, attended by victims of sexual abuse by clergy, along with some families and carers and members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
After the Mass, the Holy Father spent three hours with the abuse survivors who numbered six in total, three men and three women, from Britain, Germany and Ireland.
During the Mass, the Holy Father gave the homily below. Also below are details of a briefing Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi gave reporters on today's meeting, and yesterday's meeting of the Pontifical Commission:
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