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Irish Bishops meet with Pope Benedict XVI on child abuse scandal

Pope Benedict XVI summoned Irish Bishops to discuss the fall-out of two government reports released last year which documented decades of abuse as well as cover-ups. 24 bishops from Ireland are meeting with Benedict XVI including Martin Drennan of Galway who’s been repeatedly called to resign. The pope has personally invited each bishop to get their take on the situation. Following the meeting, the Pope is expected to issue a pastoral letter to the Church in Ireland. MC