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Pope Francis in Ireland on Sunday “begged for God’s forgiveness” for the child sexual abuse scandal rocking the church, but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy.

Pope begs for God’s forgiveness for sexual abuse scandal

Pope Francis in Ireland on Sunday “begged for God’s forgiveness” for the child sexual abuse scandal rocking the church, but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy.
Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane on his way to the his two-day pastoral trip to Ireland on August 25, 2018 from the Fiumicino airport. Vincenzo PINTO - AFP

Pope Francis arrives in Ireland

Pope Francis touched down in Dublin on Saturday for an historic two-day visit to Ireland, where the Catholic Church is battling to regain trust following multiple scandals.
Pilgrims from Nigeria pose for a selfie before the opening ceremony yesterday evening of the World Meeting of Families at the RDS in Dublin. The event is the first of many to be held ahead of this weekend’s celebrations to be led by Pope Francis.PA

Catholics gather in Ireland for ‘World Meeting of Families’

The World Meeting of Families (WMoF) has officially got under way ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland.

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