Cardinals called to Rome for abuse talks

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November 9, 2010 – 12:09AM


Pope Benedict XVI has called his cardinals to Rome for November 19 to discuss the Catholic church’s response to cases of sexual abuse by clergymen, the Vatican said in a statement on Monday.

The unprecedented talks, which come on the eve of a meeting that will formally recognise 24 new cardinals, will also discuss the procedure for accepting Anglican converts into the Catholic Church, the Vatican said.

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