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just as a counterpoint to Taliban and other thread


News from Europe, and I for one do not think that I could expect all Catholics to be crying out, nor that this depicts the Christian religion, but I think many of you will remember similar threads about "Moslem's" misdeeds, so just to show that evil has many faces and is not particular to any one place or peoples

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More than 2,000 told the Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse they suffered physical and sexual abuse while there.

The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, said he was "profoundly sorry and deeply ashamed that children suffered in such awful ways in these institutions".

Ritual beatings

The report said that girls supervised by orders of nuns, chiefly the Sisters of Mercy, suffered much less sexual abuse but frequent assaults and humiliation designed to make them feel worthless.

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