Pope expresses 'shame and sorrow' to abuse victims

Valletta, Malta (CNN) – Pope Benedict XVI told a group of sexual abuse victims Sunday that he feels “shame” for what they suffered within the church and will make sure their abusers are brought “to justice,” the Vatican announced.

One of the victims, Joseph Margo, said the meeting was “very emotional” – and left even the pope “with tears in his eyes.”

On a trip to Malta, the pontiff met with eight men who said they were abused by Catholic priests when they were children, the Vatican said. The group prayed together, and then the pope spoke individually with each of the men.

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As usual, the Holy Father is proceeding with compassion and grace. :thumbsup:

Lets pray for him, so that he doesn’t do it alone. Its not out fault, but we stand together as the Church!:thumbsup:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amoung women and blessde it the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pary for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

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