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Australia's most senior Catholic cleric on Monday apologised to those who "suffered at the hands" of priests and religious teachers, in a Christmas message issued after a turbulent year for the Church. 

Sydney Archbishop Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media during a press conference in Sydney, on November 13, 2012. Pell on Monday apologised to those who "suffered at the hands" of priests and religious teachers after a turbulent year for the Church.

In the video message broadcast on television, Sydney Archbishop George Pell said he was shocked and ashamed, following a series of paedophile allegations against priests and claims they were hushed up.

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