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Child sex abuse report to be released


For more than thirty years the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland covered up hundreds of crimes committed by its clergy.

Archbishops applied a "don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing priests to sexually abuse children.

The church even took out insurance polices in case the abuse was discovered.

Ireland's Justice Minister has expressed his anger and revulsion.

Mark Simpson reports.


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