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Pope shares Irish 'abuse outrage'

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Pope Benedict has expressed "outrage, betrayal and shame" over the sexual abuse of children by priests in Ireland.

A major re-organisation of the Irish Catholic church is planned and there are reports that some Bishops will resign over the scandal, which was exposed in a government report two weeks ago.

On Friday one victim condemned the Pope's statement as "just words".

Duncan Kennedy reports from Rome.

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