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Amid Mother and Baby Home scandal, new Dublin archbishop defends Irish religious orders

As the Catholic Church in Ireland is mired in a historical scandal on the behavior of Catholic religious orders in the running of homes for unwed mothers, Dublin’s new archbishop has praised the role of religious sisters and brothers in Irish society.

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“We made them feel guilty and ashamed”: Primate of All Ireland apologises to survivors of mother and baby homes

Following the publication of the report into mother and baby homes in Northern Ireland, the Primate of All Ireland says he is “truly sorry” and asks for “the forgiveness of survivors”.

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Irish archbishop: Don’t scapegoat Church on mother-and-baby homes

Archbishop Eamon Martin says Ireland’s Catholic Church shouldn’t be scapegoated for the dire conditions in the country’s mother-and-baby homes in the 20th century, noting the homes were commissioned by government authorities.

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Irish PM sorry for ‘profound wrong’ of unwed mothers homes

Ireland’s prime minster issued a formal state apology Wednesday to the thousands of unmarried women and their children who endured pain, shame and stigma at church-run institutions, saying his government was determined to start righting the country’s wrongs.

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