Pope Francis to bishops: Protect the kids, not your careers


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For the first time in his papacy, Pope Francis met with clerical sex abuse victims at the Vatican on July 7, 2014.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) "priority must not be given to any other kind of concern, whatever its nature, such as the desire to avoid scandal, since there is absolutely no place in ministry for those who abuse minors," Francis said.