Holy Father Pope Francis received His Grace Bishop Juan Ignacio González of San Bernardo (Chile), and Ana Maria Celis Brunet, President of the Chilean National Council for Abuse Prevention and the Care for Victims, at his residence at the Domus Santa Marta.

The purpose of the meeting was to update each other and exchange opinions on the steps being taken in Chile to address the cases of abuse and ensure they never happen again.

According to a statement by a spokesperson for the Vatican, a key part of their discussions focused on the suffering of the victims and their need to find consolation and redress.