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'Only branch and root reform' will save Church

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The Pope is to release his letter of apology to Irish Catholics for decades of child abuse by clerics.

The contents of the letters will be read out at mass across Ireland this weekend.

John Cornwell, religious historian and author, and Cristina Odone, former editor of The Catholic Herald discuss whether the Pope's intervention can draw a line under the scandal.

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