Pope Francis celebrates the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's square, at the Vatican July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors -- but another victim called the gathering nothing more than "a PR event".The Vatican quoted Francis as expressing personal "sorrow" in his homily at a private Mass with six victims for the "sins and grave crimes" of clerical sex abuse against them. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said two Irish, two British and two German victims met with the pope.Pope Benedict met several times with abuse victims, starting in 2008 .
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