British abuse survivors: Pope must make amends

British abuse survivors: Pope must make amends

Survivors of abuse by Catholic priests today renewed their calls for the Pope to hand over all information on the scandal, ahead of his visit to the UK.

They demanded that Pope Benedict XVI “make amends” for their suffering by going further than offering an apology.

Peter Saunders, survivor and chief executive of the British National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said: “We need the Pope to say, ’I will hand over all the information I have about abusing priests wherever they are in the world. I will hand it over to the authorities of the countries where these people are being protected’.”

The Pope is widely expected to meet child abuse victims during his four-day visit to Britiain.

But the survivors at a news conference in central London said they had not heard of anyone being offered a meeting with him.

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