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Pope's 'sorrow' for child abuse crimes

Pope Benedict XVI has expressed his "deep sorrow" for the "unspeakable crimes" of child abuse within the Catholic Church.

The strongest public apology yet over the scandal was offered during a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on the London leg of his four-day state visit.

The Pope then conducted a prayer vigil with thousands of people in Hyde Park.

Allan Little reports.

  • 18 Sep 2010
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