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it is my prayer that ireland, in listening to contemporary politics and social discussions, will not be forgetful of the powerful christian message that has sustained it in the past and continue to do so in the future. these thoughts i invoke upon you and all of the beloved irish people. god's blessing ofjoy and peace, thank you. applause. studio: that was pope francis, during his speech in dublin, a long anticipated speech with many
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interested in what he would have to say about the sexual abuse scandal. he did say that he shares the pain and shame of the catholic community at what he called the grave scandal of clerical abuse in ireland. he has been giving that speech at dublin castle, where he criticised the failure of church authorities to deal with the problem. there he is after giving that speech, with the irish prime minister, leo varadkar. he had some strong words to say in his speech just before the pope got up his speech just before the pope got up to speak. he talked about dark aspects of the catholic church history and he asked for the catholic church to deal with the issues that have been plaguing the
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church and the time has come for a new chapter. of course, the pope then went on to deliver his message. he talked about the duty of every generation to protect spiritual values in the face of the difficulty that families are facing at this time. he did talk about the grave scandal of abuse of young people under the care of the church. he talked about the betrayal of trust and he said the gravity of the abuse scandal cast a light on many and it served to emphasise the importance of children to the church. so pope
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francis has given that key speech in dublin. it is a historic visit. it is the first visit by a pope in almost a0 years in a much changed ireland, and he had much to say about many of the controversies that have been plaguing the church. we can listen back to some of that speech, where he also talked about the good friday agreement, the peace agreement with northern ireland. translation: we can give thanks for the two decades of peace that followed this historic agreement while expressing firm hope that the peace process will overcome every remaining obstacle and helped give birth to a future of harmony, reconciliation and mutual trust. the
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gospel reminds us that true peace is ultimately god's gift. it flows from a healed and reconciled heart and branches out to embrace the entire world. yet it also requires constant conversion on oui’ world. yet it also requires constant conversion on our part world. yet it also requires constant conversion on oui’ part as world. yet it also requires constant conversion on our part as the source of those spiritual resources needed to build a society of authentic solidarity, justice and service of the common good. this is pope francis, live pictures now. he is just leaving dublin castle, where he has given that speech that no doubt eve ryo ne has given that speech that no doubt everyone was listening closely to a month ago. hejust everyone was listening closely to a month ago. he just shook hands with the irish prime minister, leo varadkar, as the pope departs dublin
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castle. he does have a full schedule over the next two days. he is going on to visit st mary's cathedral and he will visit a centre for homeless people as well. it must be an interesting visit for leo varadkar, the prime minister, who is openly 93v the prime minister, who is openly gay and has had some things to say about the church's wording on the lg bt about the church's wording on the lgbt communities. he disagreed on many of those issues. he highlighted some of those issues in his speech, which he gave just before the pope spoke. leo varadkar also spoke at dublin castle and referred to what he called the dark aspects of the catholic church's history. at times in the past, we have failed and there are dark aspects of the catholic church's history. as one of your bishops recently said. we think of the words of the psalm which tell
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us of the words of the psalm which tell us that children are a heritage from the lord. we remember the failures of church and state and wider society and how they created the bitter and broken heritage for so many people, leaving a legacy of pain and suffering. this is a shared history of sorrow and shame. in place of christian charity, forgiveness and compassion, far too often, there was judgment, forgiveness and compassion, far too often, there wasjudgment, severity and cruelty. in particular towards women and children and those on the margins. the magdalene laundries, mother and baby homes, industrial schools, the legal adoptions and clerical child abuse are stains on oui’ clerical child abuse are stains on our state, our society and also the church. leo varadkar, the prime minister of ireland, speaking earlier, detailing some of the controversies that have spiralled
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around the church in recent times, some of those controversies going back decades. we are seeing live pictures of the pope as he continues in his convoy to his next engagement. we are joined in his convoy to his next engagement. we arejoined by in his convoy to his next engagement. we are joined by our ireland correspondent, and a buddy. she is live in dublin castle. emma, that speech by pope francis, what did you make of it and will it be enough for many people calling for change within the catholic church? of course, there has been a lot of anticipation over the way that pope francis would address the scandals in the church and the way he would tackle the issue of clerical sexual abuse. he said it had given rise to outrage, that it was a source of shame for the catholic community. very strong words from the pope. later in the week and, you will be meeting survivors of clerical abuse as well. but how far that will go to
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repaira as well. but how far that will go to repair a lot of the hurt and trauma isa repair a lot of the hurt and trauma is a difficult question because there are many survivors of sexual abuse within the church who feel that they want the pope and the church as an institution to go much further. they don't want platitudes and condemnation, they want a tangible action such as holding other priests to account, and sackings have been called for too. so it is difficult, because the pope is here to try to reconnect people with the church and try to restore some belief and confidence in the institution. but his visit is also being met by protests and that continuing narrative and call for change over the historical sexual abuse that has been such a damaging scandal for the church in abuse that has been such a damaging scandalfor the church in recent yea rs. scandalfor the church in recent years. the pope did have a lot to say, some of it to do with northern ireland. can you take us through some of the main points of that
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speech which has just happened? some of the main points of that speech which hasjust happened? he spoke about the importance of families, and of course, he will be presiding over an event at copartner later this evening call the festival of families. but he also alluded to the historical conflict with northern ireland. it was expected at one time that the pope would cross the border and visit northern ireland as part of this visit. that hasn't happened, despite a number of catholic priests urging the pope to come to northern ireland. but it may be expected that he will make that trip in the future. part of the suggestion was that he only has two days here, with a packed schedule of events and will not be crossing the border. but he was trying to reach out to families. something pope francis is known for is his desire to reach out to the vulnerable. we will see throughout the weekend how his messages are received and how well he is able to resonate with the public of modern—day ireland. well he is able to resonate with the public of modern-day ireland. emma vardy in dublin, thank you for that
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analysis. pope francis is on his way to his next engagement. he has been speaking at dublin castle. it has emptied out now and he is moving to his next appointment. let's have a listen back to what the pope had to say, his response to the child abuse scandal. translation: i am very conscious of the circumstances of oui’ conscious of the circumstances of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters, i think especially of those women who in the past have endured particularly difficult situations, both women and children and those who were left as orphans.
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considering the most vulnerable, i cannot fail to acknowledge the great scandal caused in ireland by the abuse of young people by members of the church. we have been charged with responsibility for their protection and education. the failure of the ecclesiastical authorities, i can still remember the words said to me by the minister for youth, whom i thank. the failure of the ecclesiastical authorities, the bishops, the religious superiors, the priests and others who did not address adequately these repellent crimes and that has given rise to outrage and remains a source of pain and shame for the catholic community. i myself share those sentiments. my predecessor, pope
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benedict, spared no words in recognising both the gravity of the situation and in demanding that evangelical measures be taken in response to this betrayal of trust. this intervention continue to serve as an incentive for the efforts of the church's leadership to remedy past mistakes and to adopt stringent norms meant to ensure that these will not happen again. more recently, in a letter, i repeated this acknowledgement. a great engagement to eliminate this plague from the church, with huge costs,
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both moral and in suffering. each child is in fact a precious gift of god to be cherished and encouraged to develop his or her gifts and guided to spiritual flourishing. the church in ireland, past and present, has played a role in promoting the welfare of children that cannot be obscured. it is my hope that the gravity of the abuse scandals which have cast a light on the failings of many will serve to emphasise the importance of the protection of minors and vulnerable adults on the pa rt minors and vulnerable adults on the part of society as a whole. this regard all of us who are aware of how urgent it is to provide our young people with wise guidance on their journey to young people with wise guidance on theirjourney to maturity. pope
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francis, speaking in dublin in the last hour. you're watching the bbc news channel. we will hear more on the papal visit later news channel. we will hear more on the pa pal visit later in news channel. we will hear more on the papal visit later in this summary. let's get more on the news that women in england will be allowed to take the second dose of an early abortion pill at home, under a department of health plan due to take effect by the end of the year. last month, the government was criticised as being "out of step" — as the practice is already allowed in scotland and wales. the british pregnancy advisory service, who campaigned for the new measures, have called the decision "common sense". its chief executive, ann furedi, told us more about how the change in the law came about. i think it was 2001 that we first approached the department of health. so the medical evidence that home use would be safe is absolutely clear. i think the government have been waiting for the right political time to do it. that in itself is surprising, given that the process under which abortion is allowed by law has
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been long established now. we've had legal abortion in this country for 50 years, and yet this has been an issue of, do you think, moral or political or religious sensitivity? do you have any sense of what the hold—up has been? i think all of the above with this. i think what it comes down to is that government ministers in particular have had an exaggerated sense about how controversial abortion is. i think most people don't like the idea of abortion, but they accept that it is necessary and legal and it should be provided safely. frankly, matt hancock deserves a bit of congratulations for having basically had the guts to put his head above the parapet and make the decision. when did you find out? yesterday, it was confirmed that the government were going to allow this. i think the timing of it is specifically in response
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to a judicial review of the scottish decision, so i think they felt that it was definitely legal in scotland, they couldn't really continue to claim that there were doubts about it in england. president trump has cancelled next week's planned trip to north korea by his secretary of state, mike pompeo. mr trump said not enough progress had been made in dismantling pyongyang's nuclear programme. david willis has the details. reporter: mr president, what about the meeting with north korea, sir? capping a tumultuous week at home, donald trump is now facing a major setback involving a key area of foreign policy. following what he described as a historically successful summit with the north korean leader, kim jong—un, in singapore earlier this year, plans were announced for the secretary of state to revisit north korea this weekend, only for those plans to be
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scrapped 2a hours later. finally, it's dawned on donald trump that perhaps the nuclear problem with north korea is not over. and so i think what he has done in his mind is say, "we've done our part but somehow china's not doing its part, why is china not doing its part? because they're in a trade war with us, so we'll get the trade war over and then we'll get going with this". in singapore, mr trump said the nuclear threat from north korea was now over, but the agreement reached between the two men was vague and mr kim has shown little willingness since to dismantle his nuclear arsenal. previous administrations have fallen victim to foot—dragging on the part of the north koreans. for all the bonding that took place in singapore, the path to denuclearisation on the korean peninsula may be longer and bumpier than president trump predicted.
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david willis, bbc news, washington. the hurricane heading towards hawaii has been down—graded to a category one storm — but is still expected to bring disruption. hurricane lane has already caused flash flooding and landslides around the islands — and is now sustaining winds of 70 miles per hour. the national weather service forecaster says it is expecting the storm to weaken, but the authorities have plans in place in case there are still problems. just now you heard great news that the storm is weakening, as they projected. but we still feel it's very important to have the military be postured to respond to any threats. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has defended comments he made about "british zionists" when he was a backbencher. it emerged he told a palestinian conference five years ago that british zionists "did not understand english irony". mr corbyn said he was referring to people who support the creation of a jewish state, corresponding to the historic land of israel and not to alljews.
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this weekend, visitors to the notting hill carnival will walk though "knife arches" for the first time in the event's history. it's in response to the number of stabbings in london this year — although police stress, there isn't a specific threat. they say they just want to deter people from bringing weapons. karl mercer reports. after a few false starts, the annual ritual of carnival begins. on sunday and monday, more than a million people are expected on these streets and locals are well used to their own security measures. but this year for the first time at carnival, police will be bringing these, knife arches which they say will be put at strategic points on the route. we don't select people to go through the knife arches. they'll be put in the middle of busy streets on approaches to carnival, and people just flow through them. we'll have other officers there who can look at the behaviour of people approaching knife arches
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to understand if there's any reason at all why people don't want to go through the knife arches. that would tell us that they are coming to carnival for a reason that we don't want. the local mp wasn't told by police about the latest move. she says that although she understands why they want to bring in the arches, she's not sure they will work. there are all kinds of ways of doing damage to people if you want to, and metal knives is not the only one. so i have concerns and i'm not sure how effective it will be. we want people to be safe, and i know the police are working hard on that. at a lot of major events and small events, we've seen it now. london and the uk as a whole is operating against the backdrop of increased knife crime. so it'sjust as so it's just as a result of that. i don't think it's unique to notting hill carnival. there will be more than 6,000 police officers on duty for each day of carnival, slightly more than last year. but the met says it has no reason to believe there will be a specific threat to the event. the spanish government has approved
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plans to exhume the remains of the country's former dictator francisco franco from a huge mausoleum near madrid. they say the site glorifies spain s fascist past ? but many disagree. georgina smyth reports. high ona high on a mountainside near madrid, this 152 metre high cross marks the valley of the fallen, resting place of 37,000 killed from both sides of the spanish civil war and of francisco franco's spain's former fascist dictator. now the government has taken the controversial decision to have franco's remains exhumed and moved elsewhere. it is completely intolerable for a mature democracy like ours to have the victims from the civil war in the same place as franco's tomb. it is disrespectful
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to the people buried in the same place. franco took power when the civil war ended in 1939, establishing a dictatorship until his death 36 years later, when spain became a democracy. talk of resuming his remains has been divisive. several hundred protesters making fascist salutes outside the site last month. many feel spanish history should be left alone. translation: there are many problems in spain. i think this decision is to divert attention. removing franco from the valley of the fallen does not solve anything. the dead must be respected, whatever side they are on. it's not clear where the remains will be moved but to, spain's government say they would want the exhumation completed by the end of the year, although the decree would still have to be agreed by the spanish parliament first. the great weather over the summer has attracted tourists to british seaside towns.
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0ne place that has been benefiting is whitley bay — which has undergone major redevelopment in recent years. but what happens when the sun sets and the holidaymakers have packed up their buckets and spades? ricky boleto has been to find out. ukelele music plays. i used to come here, it must‘ve been some a0 years ago. we've just come todayjust to see the new spanish city and see how much it has improved. the weather's not the best! but you know, i mean, for a day out, it's great. it is a great coast and kids like the sun and buckets and spades no matter where they are. this summer, we've been spoilt for choice, with millions of brits heading to the seaside to soak up the sun. coastal communities have been reaping the rewards. it's been amazing. i mean, the sunshine has been fantastic, it's brought a lot more people down to the beach. been working around the clock. there's been a lot of late hours. been sometimes two in the morning here making ice cream,
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but no, we've managed to keep up with the demand — just! but how long will they be flavour of the month? well, today, we're back in whitley bay. 12 months ago, this seaside town was undergoing a face—lift, part of a decade—long plan to regenerate the area. people were really sad about where they lived. there was no pride because it was so awful when you walked along the area. dereliction and demolition. it was just sad, sad, sad. but now there's a new feeling in whitley bay that we're all pulling together to make this a great place to live, to work, and to be proud of. £2 million of investment from the government's coastal communities fund, as well as council and lottery support, has transformed one of the town's most iconic landmarks. just look at the difference a year makes. we're inside spanish city here and businesses around here say they've seen record takings so far this year and visitor numbers are up too, but that's not all down to the weather.
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the next challenge for coastal towns is to persuade visitors to keep coming back all year round. it's really easy to get a cheap flight to the med and so for resorts like this to fight back, there has to be investment and imagination. otherwise, i'm afraid, we will see the continuing decline of the british seaside resort. whoa! michael owns a nearby hotel. he knows how important it is for businesses to adapt. in the ‘60s and ‘70s we had the scottish — the glasgow fair, the edinburgh fair, where we'd be full of scottish visitors — only for a fortnight a year, though — but it was busy, it was vibrant. and then that disappeared. and then we had this stag and hen parties of the ‘80s and ‘90s. again, that market went. and because the businesses didn't evolve and didn't change their products to the market, a lot of businesses closed. capturing both the corporate and leisure market has kept michael busy, and in the last two years, 50 new businesses have started up
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in the surrounding area. the government says by 2020, they will have invested of £250 a quarter of a billion pounds in seaside towns. but still, there are some coastal communities that feel left out. whitley bay may never return to the glory days of the ‘60s but it is starting to see real change and a bit of that old seaside magic. ricky boleto, bbc news. i grew igrew up i grew up by the english seaside and there is nothing like it. are we going to see more sunshine on the coast for what is a bank holiday weekend for many of us? there is a good deal of sunshine today. the picture behind me is the cornish coast. we have had some good spells of sunshine today. a fine day
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here across much of south—west england. north—western parts of england, a slightly different story. you can see the aptly named rainhill. there will be patchy rain, maybe giving a rumble of thunder. elsewhere, mainly dry, with good spells of sunshine and a gentle, locally moderate north—westerly breeze. the showers will lose their energy this evening. this evening, the showers will tend to fade away. mainly dry overnight, with clear skies at first. later, the cloud gathers in the west, bringing outbreaks of rain into northern ireland, wales and the south—west of england by the end of the night. not as chilly as the nightjust gone. but a fairly unsubtle day tomorrow. this frontal system will work
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eastwards. it will increase the cloud, bringing heavy fabrics of rain and strengthening winds. we may get off to a dry and bright start the some eastern counties of england, but it will not be long before the rain for the west tra nsfers before the rain for the west transfers eastwards stop potentially heavy rain at times, particularly over higher ground, and some gusty winds. the thermometer is tomorrow may well read 13 to 19 celsius, but wherever you are, it is going to feel fairly cool, given the cloud, the the strength of the wind. still some outbreaks of rain across eastern parts of the uk tomorrow warning before the rain finally clears away. there will be that brisk north—westerly wind through the hours of monday morning. the bank holiday will be similar to today. spells of sunshine, a
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scattering of showers, most places dry after the rain on sunday. feeling a little bit warmer. there is still the chance of some showers as we go into tuesday, but it looks like the early part of next week is going to be mainly dry, with some spells of sunshine. temperatures will be average, but we will see another spell of rain late on tuesday and into wednesday. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: pope francis is in ireland, for the first papal visit in almost a0 years. the government has announced plans for women in england to be he has said he is ashamed at the catholic church posed by failure to address six abuse by clergy. the government has announced plans for women in england to be allowed to take the second of an early abortion pill at home. currently they have to take both at a clinic. after a british couple died at an egyptian hotel, holiday—makers have started to arrive back in the uk.
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