April 21st, 2010
09:56 AM ET

Pope says church will take action on abuse scandal

Pope Benedict XVI was "deeply affected" by a meeting with victims of abuse by Catholic clergy, he said Wednesday, in his first public comments on the scandal in more than a month.

He said he promised the victims that the "church would take action" after the meeting in Valletta, Malta, on Sunday.

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