These stories add to the thousands of others we have had to read about and listen to.
But we must never forget that each single one of these victims have had their whole lives ruined.
And many others have actually taken their own lives.
Pope Francis should make audiences with him available to the abused on a country by country basis.
In my experience of dealing with victims its very important to them to be:
A. Listened to.
The fact that the pope himself met them and really listened to them would mean a great deal to them.
Bit Francis needs to go further.
He needs to dismiss from the priesthood not only the abusers themselves but the religious superiors and bishops who cover up.
MEANWHILE – OUR OWN ONGOING COVER UP IN MOUNT MELLERARY CONTINUES