Pope Francis addresses Catholic Church sexual abuse crisis

Catholics have been angry about the church's response and "cover-up" of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests.
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thank you. We turn overseas to Ireland. And an emotl showdown. Francis facing a cr receptio that catholic outrage. Speaking of the vatipain shame. Some Cal it too little, too late. ABC's dav Wright is with the pope in Ireland. Reporter: Today in Dublin NCIS got aearful Abo the chur response to T sexual abuse cri some of the signs, there in the crowd, Carly not meant to welcome him. Above all, holy father, we asou listen the D survivors. Reporter: Pope Francis DI listen, sittdown behind closed doors for an hour half meeting with eight survivor clerical sexual abuse. We fat he'll change the ele within T churches who are guilty of corruption cover-up. Reporter: Francis by nse to whahe called "Repulsive crimes" against children. And, hid, it "Remains a source of pa shame for the catholic community." Ael o'brieoflonmel is 85 years old now. He's been livings horror since he was 8, abused in an orphanage run by cats. Why didhurch allow it to happen? Because they didn't care, and they still don't Reporter: Tope's visit here com ter a ING Pennsylvania grabbed gran report implicated 300 llegedly abusing more than 1,000 victims going ck decades. Whdozens of bishaly turned a blind eye. That's why pope Francis is under pressure now. Washington, d.c.'s cardinal Donald wuerl may well be the next bisho resign. Because of this scandal. Than 200imes in cction with that cover-up.wuerl was due to be a Kee moment. Back here to

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