BALLARAT clergy abuse survivors have agreed to meet with Cardinal George Pell on Thursday (Rome time) but are still pushing to meet Pope Francis.
Survivors will also meet a member of the Pontifical Commission for Protection on Minors, an institution which deals with the rampant sexual abuse of children at the hands of Catholic clergy on Thursday morning, Rome time.
It comes after Cardinal Pell announced he would meet with survivors of clergy sexual abuse but victims said they have lost all faith in Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric.
Ballarat survivor Philip Nagle said on Wednesday victims had grown increasingly frustrated by Cardinal Pell's failure to accept any responsibility for the sexual abuse of children at the hands of clergy and their preference was to meet the world's most senior Catholic.
"George (Pell) is still defending the current model of the church, this model is a proven failure in protecting children against sexual abuse by their clergy," Mr Nagle said.