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Belgian Church pledges to focus on abuse victims

The new head of Belgium's Catholic Church has pledged to focus on the victims of alleged sexual abuse in an attempt to rebuild public trust.

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard said although the Church would not be able to offer immediate solutions, it would set up a victims' support centre.

An independent body to investigate alleged abuse found it had occurred in every diocese over decades.

Humphrey Hawksley reports.

  • 13 Sep 2010