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Merkel says ‘the truth must come out’ in Catholic Church abuse scandal

After a meeting with Pope Francis on a a farewell trip to Rome, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the Catholic Church must let the truth come out it is to rebuild the trust of Christians the world over.

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