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Members of the public sign a book of solidarity for the victims of child abuse in Ireland in the Mansion House in Dublin. Photo by: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Civil war in Irish Catholic Church over child-abuse scandal

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Members of the public sign a book of solidarity for the victims of child abuse in Ireland in the Mansion House in Dublin. Photo by: PA Wire/Press Association Images

At no time in its history has it been more urgent for the leadership of the Catholic Church to get out in front of these litanies of horror, and take the initiative in cleansing their act.

Its survival as a moral force in Ireland has never been more at stake.  

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