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Protesters outside the Dublin parliament earlier this year (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Former residents of Church-run institutions will not have to prove hardship

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the papal delegate governing the Legion of Christ (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/06/13

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A scene from the 2002 film, The Magdalene Sisters

Despite the failings of the Magdalen system, unbalanced analysis failed to reflect the full story

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (Photo: PA)

The laundries were tough places, undoubtedly. But there was no sexual abuse and no physical punishment

Benedict XVI with the then Serbian president Boris Tadic at the Vatican in 2009 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/02/13

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