Pope Francis is reflected in a plaque with the names of Israeli civilians killed by terrorism engraved in marble, as he stopped by a memorial to victims of terror in Jerusalem, after laying a wreath on the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, in Jerusalem, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)
Pope visits memorial to Israeli victims of terrorists
By JODI RUDOREN
| The New York Times
First Published May 26 2014 07:19 pm • Last Updated May 26 2014 10:46 pm
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Aboard the papal plane » Pope Francis announced Monday he would meet soon with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican and declared “zero tolerance” for any member of the clergy who would violate a child. Francis also revealed that three bishops are currently 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. The meeting with a half-dozen victims will mark the first such encounter for the pope, who has been criticized by victims for not expressing personal solidarity with them when he has reached out to other people who suffer.
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