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Pope will meet sexual abuse victims in Ireland - Vatican

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Pope will meet sexual abuse victims in Ireland - Vatican
The stage from where Pope Francis will deliver mass is seen under construction in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland, August 16, 2018. Picture taken August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne   -   Copyright  CLODAGH KILCOYNE(Reuters)

VATICANCITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis will meet victims of clergy sexual abuse during his visit to Ireland this weekend, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

Spokesman Greg Burke told reporters at a briefing on the Aug. 25-26 trip that the meeting will not be announced until after it is over and that it will be up to the victims if they want to speak afterwards.

(Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Andrew Heavens)