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Exposing Child Abuse in the Catholic Church

In 1994, a TV programme in Northern Ireland lifted the lid on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Rape help lines were inundated with calls as other victims came forward.

In 1994, a TV programme broadcast in Northern Ireland lifted the lid on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Rape help lines in Belfast and in the Republic of Ireland were inundated with calls as other victims came forward. Rebecca Kesby spoke to Chris Moore who made the programme for "Counterpoint" on UTV, "Suffer Little Children". Further investigations by Chris and his team uncovered hundreds of other cases, exposing the extent of child abuse around the world.

(Photo: An Irish churchgoer holds a cross and rosary beads 2010. AFP/Getty Images)

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Thu 6 Oct 2016 07:50GMT

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