The Latest: Pope is rebuked for words on sex abuse crisis

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests said bishops had displayed "cowardice and callousness" in response to victims who came forward. The group said they "hide behind expensive lawyers and public relations professionals" instead of fully confronting the scope of the problem within the church.

Anne Barrett Doyle is co-director of, an advocacy group that collects records on abusive priests from around the world. She calls the pope's remarks "distressing and quite off-base."