In this picture released by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis placing flowers during a visit at Santa Maria Maggiore basilica in Rome on May 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO
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The meeting with a half-dozen victims, announced Monday, is being organized by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop of the U.S. city Boston. It will mark the first such encounter for the pope, who has been criticized by victims for not expressing personal solidarity with them when he has reached out to other people who suffer.David Clohessy, executive director of the main U.S. victims' group, Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, said the pope had shown himself to be capable of making real change in other areas such as church governance and finance but hasn't done so in dealing with sex abuse by Catholic clergy.A U.S. attorney who represents clergy abuse victims said he hoped the meeting would be "substantive and meaningful" rather than for cosmetic purposes.
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