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Australia's top Catholic cardinal apologies to victims of abuse

The head of the Catholic Church in Australia has apologised to victims of child abuse by some priests.

Questioned at an official government inquiry, Cardinal George Pell admitted there'd been a cover up in the past, but said he had had no role in it.

The Catholic Church in Australia says more than six hundred children were abused by priests over the past 80 years.

Nick Bryant reports.