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Pope condemns Irish bishops over child sex abuse

Pope in session over abusePope Benedict XVI has upbraided Irish Roman Catholic bishops over their handling of child sex abuse scandals.

He condemned abuse of children by priests as a “heinous crime”, and said Irish bishops must act to restore the Church’s “moral credibility”.

During two days of meetings at the Vatican, the Pope reprimanded the bishops for a “failure… for years to act effectively”, a statement said.

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