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Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was not impressed.

“The pope does a disservice to children, victims, and Catholics by trying to perpetrate the myth that the church is somehow a ‘victim’ in its ongoing child sex abuse and cover up crisis,” she said in a statement. “Many are tiring of hearing about his ‘strong comments.’ They want to see strong action. … When will the pope begin at least disclosing predator priests and disciplining complicit bishops, so that children will be safer, truth will be revealed and justice will done?”