Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley says it's "understandable" that Pope Francis' criticism of sexual assault victims in Chile has caused great pain for survivors of abuse by priests.
O'Malley is the Pope's top advisor on the sex abuse crisis in the church.
Last week the pontiff said the victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile priest were slandering a bishop accused by the victims of knowing about the abuse and doing nothing.
John Allen, longtime Vatican reporter and editor of Crux, joined Weekend Edition from Rome through Skype to discuss.
This segment aired on January 21, 2018.