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Pope completes membership roster of sex abuse commission, including second victim and experts

  • Pope Francis prays at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Pope Francis prays at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pope Francis salutes at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Pope Francis salutes at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

A second survivor of sexual abuse has been appointed to Pope Francis' sex abuse commission.

The Vatican on Wednesday released the names of the final nine members of the commission, which is expected to hold its first full meeting at the Vatican in February.

Among the new appointees is Peter Saunders, who founded the Britain-based National Association for People Abused in Childhood, or NAPAC, which is run by survivors of all kinds of childhood abuse to help other survivors.

Saunders was abused throughout his childhood by both family members and members of the clergy, and was one of the six people who met Francis last summer at the Vatican to tell their stories.