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  • Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn presents a paper with the title "The Truth Shall Make You Free" during a news conference in Austria. The cardinal has developed a set of measures, to take effect July 1, intended to prevent abuse by clergy and help victims. He has apologized "for everything that my predecessors and other holders of church office committed against people in their trust." (Associated Press)

    Austrian Catholics urge church reform

    Historically a potent symbol of Catholicism in Europe, Austria has in recent years been known more as the center of a taboo-breaking movement to liberalize the church. Now, reformers here are ramping up their campaign for change amid worldwide outrage over the priest sex-abuse scandal.

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