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Pope says his letter on Irish abuse scandal coming soon

Catholic World News - March 17, 2010

During his regular weekly audience on March 17, Pope Benedict XVI said that his letter to the Irish Church, in response to the sex-abuse scandal there, would be released very soon.

Greeting Irish pilgrims who were in attendance at the general audience on St. Patrick's Day, the Holy Father said that he would sign the letter on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, and "send it soon after." He said that he realized the Catholic Church in Ireland "has been severely shaken as a result of the child abuse crisis," and voiced the hope that his letter would "help in the process of repentance, healing and renewal."

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