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Sex-abuse scandal grips Arizona
Pressure grows as pope is accused of siding with priests rather than their victims.
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2010 04:53 GMT

In recent months a number of abuse claims have emerged in the US leading to increased pressure on Pope Benedict XVI to issue a public apology to the victims.

In Arizona, Benedict - then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger - is accused of siding with priests rather than those they are accused of abusing.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from the US state on a scandal that has gripped North America.

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