Pope Francis meets with Second Group of Abuse Victims from Chile to "remedy the internal rupture in the community" - Video
This weekend Pope Francis will listen to another group of abuse victims from Chile. The Holy See Press Office says the Pope will try to "remedy the internal rupture in the community" and rebuild the relationship between the faithful and their pastors. Listening to one another, praying together, summoning the courage to acknowledge the wounds that have caused so much pain and shame. This weekend in the Vatican, Pope Francis takes another step towards healing and reconciliation when he meets privately with a second group of abuse victims from Chile. They are accompanied by five priests who have been providing spiritual support to victims of abuse committed by some members of the clergy. The Holy See Press Office released a statement on Saturday detailing the encounter. It said Pope Francis would begin the meetings by celebrating Mass with the priests at the Casa Santa Marta. "The aim of this meeting convoked by Pope Francis is to examine the situation experienced by a part of the Chilean faithful and clergy. With the help of these five priests, the Pope will endeavour to remedy the internal rupture in the community. In this way it may be possible to begin to reconstruct a healthy relationship between the faithful and their pastors, once everyone has become aware of their own injuries," the statement said.