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Papal visit: Pope sorry Church ‘kept quiet on abuse‘

Papal visit: Pope sorry Church ‘kept quiet on abuse‘

Pope Francis has begged forgiveness for members of the Catholic Church‘s hierarchy who “kept quiet” about clerical child sex abuse. He is ending a two-day visit to the Republic of Ireland by celebrating a Mass at Dublin‘s Phoenix Park. The Argentine Pope asked forgiveness for the “abuses in Ireland, abuses of power, conscience and sexual abuses” perpetrated by Church leaders. […]