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Pope responds to child abuse row
Pope Benedict offers Irish Catholics "healing and renewal" over child abuse row.
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2010 06:40 GMT

 

The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has apologised for his role in the cover-up of child abuse 35 years ago.

Cardinal Sean Brady is now under pressure to resign after he admitted he attended meetings where two 10-year-olds were forced to sign vows of silence over complaints against a priest who was abusing children.

Pope Benedict has also now been forced to comment on the widening scandal.

Al Jazeera's Matt Moore reports.

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