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- Pope Benedict XVI apologizes to the victims of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church during his visit to Britain.
- Pope Benedict XVI makes an explicit promise that the Roman Catholic Church will take action against child sexual abuse by priests.
- Pope Benedict XVI is "distraught" by news alleged of child sexual abuse in Catholic dioceses in Germany, according to Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, as the church also faces paedophilia scandals in Ireland, Austria, and the Netherlands, while Pope Benedict defends clerical celibacy, calling it a symbol of "full devotion" and of "giving oneself to God and to others."
- Pope Benedict XVI is reportedly "visibly upset" after hearing the findings of Ireland's Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse.
- Pope Benedict XVI is briefed on Ireland's Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse's public report.