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Australian Catholic Church admits slow to act on sex abuse

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The most senior Catholic in the Australian state of Victoria on Monday admitted the church had been too slow to act on paedophile priests, but insisted things have changed. 

A Catholic worshipper prays while holding a crucifix and rosary beads. The most senior Catholic in the Australian state of Victoria admitted the church had been too slow to act on paedophile priests, but insisted things have changed.

Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart was speaking at a state government inquiry into the handling of child sex cases by religious and non-government bodies after hundreds of children were abused by clergy.

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