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Pope Benedict apologises for Irish priests' sex abuse


The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal Sean Brady, has welcomed the Pope's pastoral letter on sexual abuse.

In the letter, Pope Benedict XVI apologised to victims of child sex abuse by Catholic priests in Ireland.

Addressing the victims of abuse, the Pope wrote: "You have suffered grievously and I am truly sorry."


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