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‘I hope the Pope doesn’t forget Malta sex victims’

Man abused by former priests welcomes Pontiff’s stand against ‘ugly crime’

Pope Francis talks to reporters aboard the papal flight on his way back to the Vatican from Jerusalem, when he said he would be meeting abuse victims. Photo:Andrew Medichini/Reuters

Pope Francis talks to reporters aboard the papal flight on his way back to the Vatican from Jerusalem, when he said he would be meeting abuse victims. Photo:Andrew Medichini/Reuters

Priest abuse victim Lawrence Grech welcomed Pope Francis’s zero tolerance stand against such “ugly crimes” and said he hoped the Vatican would not forget Malta in dealing with the matter.

“The Pope said he will be meeting about 70 victims of abuse from various countries next month and I hope Malta will not be forgotten,” Mr Grech told Times of Malta.

He said he did not expect the Pope to invite the Maltese victims. However, if the Holy Father decided to take action against bishops or members of the Church who closed an eye to child abuse by priests, this should also apply to Malta.

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