Pope responds to child abuse row

Pope Benedict offers Irish Catholics "healing and renewal" over child abuse row.

     

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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