Pope apologises for organised child abuse but not cover-up

Pope Benedict XVI has issued an apology for the decades of child inflicted by priests or nuns in Catholic-run institutions.

The apology has naturally divided opinion among the faithful and the survivors. Altar Boy author Andrew Madden was one commentator with the view that the actions of the church when dealing with allegations and disclosures of abuse, were not referred to within the scope of the apology.

The story will run and run but the initial commentary is at the BBC here and in the right hand column that aggregates past stories, you can choose that link to see the full text of the letter at the Times website, or go direct to that link here.

– CBG

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