Europe Why Pope's meeting with sex abuse victims sends message of zero tolerance

Some criticize Pope Francis for waiting too long to meet with the victims, but others say holding these meetings on Vatican grounds is a strong statement.

By , Staff writer

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Pope Francis has been sharply criticized for his lack of action on the 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.