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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