27 Aug 2018

Pope asks forgiveness for priests' abuse at Dublin mass

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 27 August 2018

Pope Francis has ended a two-day visit to the Republic of Ireland by celebrating a Mass at Dublin's Phoenix Park. Several hundred thousand people flocked to the park, where the Pope asked for forgiveness for the abuses perpetrated by the Catholic Church in Ireland. Timed to coincided with the mass, victims of abuse and their supporters gathered a few kilometres away in Dublin's city centre to protest the Pope's visit. Our Dublin correspondent Aisling O'Rourke speaks to Susie Ferguson.