Pope Francis Plans Vatican Meeting With Sex Abuse Victims

Speaking to reporters on the plane returning from the Middle East, Pope Francis branded sexual abuse of children by priests an ugly crime comparable to a “satanic Mass” and said he would show zero tolerance for anyone in the Catholic Church who abused children.

Francis also said that three bishops are under investigation by the Vatican for abuse-related reasons, though it wasn’t clear if they were accused of committing abuse itself or of having covered it up.