At his weekly general audience this morning, Pope Benedict XVI recalled his historic trip over the weekend to Great Britain, including his private meeting with five abuse victims.
According to the Vatican Information Service report:
Later in the apostolic nunciature, "I met with some victims of abuses committed by members of the clergy and religious. It was a moment of intense emotion and prayer," said the Holy Father. At his meeting with people responsible for protecting children and young people in Church environments "I thanked them and encouraged them to continue their work, which is part of the Church's long tradition of concern for the respect, education and formation of new generations."