Transcript for Church Sex-Abuse Victim 'Surprised' by Pope
It it's likely no one was watching the announcement of the new Pope -- as much scrutiny as -- of the victims of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. I have no expectations whatsoever. And in fact. There was some strewn throughout human wounding. -- -- -- I could turn my back completely until literally. The church and that part of my life. But kudos to -- -- who says he survived three years of abuse at the hands of a priest in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Says he is pleasantly surprised by the cardinals choice. I felt so that. Pretty good about -- -- -- -- This is much better when I have dreamt. Sticks ski says what struck you most about the archbishop of Argentina was -- his humility. And his decision to take the name of Pope Francis the first. I think the man who wants to send -- an -- that name. And it's been very gentle way he's saying who -- more persons -- usual. Despite the positive first impressions to kinki is guarded in his optimism. Saying the church has a long way to go before it can repair the damage it's done to victims of abuse. And address the other issues crippling the Catholic leadership. Among them birth control divorce the role of women in the church and gay marriage. To build -- and to bring the church to the position it's clear now and I think it's going to take centuries. To really resolve -- this man. -- Immediately they -- remained. Might just be willing to take the first step. This is -- -- lot of reporting for ABC news.
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