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Pope faces 'most serious crisis since Reformation'

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The new head of the Catholic Church in Belgium will announce how it plans to handle the issue of sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy in future.

Europe editor Gavin Hewitt has been looking at the life of Pope Benedict and his ability to deal with the crisis facing the Catholic Church.


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