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In Au­gust, Pope Fran­cis made a two-day trip to Ire­land. It was the first pa­pal visit in al­most 40 years. Dur­ing his visit, he met with the Ir­ish Pres­i­dent Michael Hig­gins and Prime Min­is­ter Leo Varad­kar, as well as with eight peo­ple who suf­fered sex­ual abuse by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Catholic Church. He also said a Mass at Phoenix Park in Dublin. A crowd of 300,000 peo­ple – smaller than ex­pected – at­tended his mass while some thou­sands of peo­ple demon­strated against cler­i­cal sex­ual abuse in the city cen­tre. In an ad­dress dur­ing the ser­vice’s pen­i­ten­tial rite, Pope Fran­cis asked for­give­ness for the “abuses in Ire­land, abuses of power, con­science and sex­ual abuses” per­pe­trated by Church lead­ers. His visit took place a few days af­ter a child sex­ual abuse scan­dal in­volv­ing hun­dreds of Catholic priests in the US state of Penn­syl­va­nia made the head­lines. to suf­fer to be a vic­tim of / mass Ro­man Catholic church ser­vice / crowd large gath­er­ing of peo­ple, au­di­ence / to ex­pect to an­tic­i­pate, hope for / to at­tend to be present at / to demon­strate to protest / ad­dress speech, here, ser­mon / to take, took, taken place to hap­pen / to in­volve to im­pli­cate / head­line large ti­tle usu­ally on front page of a news­pa­per.

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