Europe Pope Francis meeting with sex abuse victims sends message of zero tolerance (+video)

Pope Francis was criticized for waiting too long to meet with victims abused by Catholic priests, but others say holding these meetings on Vatican grounds is a strong statement.

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Pope Francis has been sharply criticized for his lack of action on the Roman Catholic Church's sex abuse scandals. But some say his meeting with victims today – the first in his 16-month tenure – may mark a long-term, "zero tolerance" strategy in the making.