The Volo Papale (papal flight) should perhaps more appropriately be called the stress express, at least for the hard-working Vatican support team travelling with Pope Francis and the small group of journalists admitted to the Papal flight.
Survivors of clerical abuse have branded the visit of Pope Francis as “abysmal and appalling” because he failed to identify an action plan about what he is going to do to address the issues of hurt caused by the Church in Ireland.
I was one of eight survivors who met Pope Francis on Saturday in the papal nunciature. We were there to say what we wanted and needed to say. He was even-handed with everybody and equally interested in hearing from all of us about our experiences.
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