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A summary of the big stories from the first day of the Papal Visit

Benedict XVI addressed the abuse crisis on the papal plane

His talk last night could have been delivered in an academic and reasonable way. Instead it felt like The Pope on Trial: The Musical

A spokesman for Cardinal Danneels says his remarks have been taken out of context

Gregory Erlandson and Matthew Bunson say Pope has confronted crisis directly

Auxiliary Bishops Raymond Field and Eamonn Walsh offered to resign last December

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The priority is to start the fightback over child abuse

Mgr Charles Scicluna presents revisions to the media

There is a great deal of good in these new norms. If only the Vatican had issued two separate documents