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Bishop apologises for abuse at Fort Augustus School

One of Scotland's most senior clerics has apologised for decades of physical and sexual abuse of pupils at a Catholic boarding school.

The Bishop of Aberdeen, Hugh Gilbert, addressed parishioners at Fort Augustus in the Highlands.

His statement came after the BBC found evidence of physical and sexual abuse by monks at Fort Augustus Abbey School and its prep school in East Lothian.

The Benedictine order which ran the schools, has already apologised.

Bishop Gilbert's address is the first time a senior cleric has spoken publicly about abuse at the abbey schools.

James Shaw reports.

  • 04 Aug 2013
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