Catholic order apologises for sex abuse;In Brief

3rd April 1998 at 01:00
One of Ireland's largest Catholic orders this week issued an unprecedented apology for years of sexual and other abuse inflicted in schools.

The Christian Brothers made the apology in half-page advertisements in Irish newspapers. The move follows a string of prosecutions against members of the Catholic order in recent years over sex offences, some committed decades ago.

A Christian Brothers spokesman said: "We are putting our hands up and saying this happened."

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