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Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor receives his biretta from Blessed Pope John Paul II in 2001 (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor tells Luke Coppen about his hopes for unity and the joy of choosing a pope

Procedures to deal with allegations of child abuse were tightened up in 2001 following a report by the late Lord Nolan, pictured (Photo: PA)

It is fatally easy to assume that priests accused of sex abuse are guilty until proven otherwise