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A hearty welcome, a contrite tone

Benedict decries abuse by priests as cause of a 'great suffering'

By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / April 16, 2008

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ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. - Pope Benedict XVI, his white robes billowing in a cool breeze, arrived yesterday for his historic first visit to the United States, setting a contrite tone before he even touched down by telling reporters aboard his plane that the Catholic Church is "deeply ashamed" by the abuse crisis that has roiled American Catholicism. (Full article: 1379 words)

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