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Pressure grows on Pope over handling of abuse cases

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The Vatican has attacked the media over charges that the Pope failed to act against a US priest accused of abusing up to 200 deaf boys two decades ago.

A Vatican newspaper editorial said the claims were an "ignoble" attack on the Pope and there was no "cover-up".

BBC Vatican correspondent David Willey examines the latest allegations.

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