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Report sex abuse, Pope tells Spanish victim

Pope Francis arrives outside of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Credit: Press Association Images

Pope Francis says that he personally phoned a Spanish man who had been sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report the offense to the diocese.

Three priests and a layman were arrested on Monday in connection with the case in the southern city of Granada.

Francis, speaking to reporters while returning home from Strasbourg on Tuesday, said he received a letter from the alleged victim and then phoned him, telling him to go to the Granada diocese in person to report the abuse that took place about 10 years ago.

Pope Francis said he then wrote to the bishop and urged him to launch an investigation.

The Holy Father also said that the case was causing him "great pain..But the truth is the truth and we cannot hide it."


Missouri governor orders National Guard reinforcements

Missouri's governor has ordered National Guard reinforcements into the city of Ferguson in a bid to prevent further looting and riots which began after a a white police officer was cleared in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Governor Jay Nixon wrote on Twitter:

Lee Rigby's uncle: 'Don't let his death be in vain'

The uncle of murdered soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby has said he hopes a report into what intelligence services knew ahead of the attack will be used to make a difference.

Fusilier Lee Rigby's uncle Raymond Dutton says he does not believe anything could have been done to prevent his nephew's murder Credit: ITV News

Raymond Dutton, who lives in Manchester, also admitted he did not believe his nephew’s murder could have been prevented, adding: “He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

If we're going to safeguard our citizens on the streets of Great Britain then this report needs to be looked into in fine detail.

Hopefully any learning from the report will be put to good use and then Lee's death wouldn't have been in vain.

– Raymond Dutton, uncle

Officer who shot dead Michael Brown 'feared for his life'

The police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has told ABC News he feared for his life.

Darren Wilson said he was "doing his job" and would not have done anything differently, news anchor George Stephanopoulos reported:

The interview will air on the US news channel later tonight.


Missouri braces for more violent protests over shooting

The state of Missouri is bracing for more violent protests tonight after what police described as its "worst" riots over the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Brown's family has called for calm following a grand jury decision not to bring criminal proceedings against Darren Wilson, the officer who shot dead their son on August 9.

ITV News Correspondent Robert Moore reports from the city of Ferguson:

Lee Rigby killer discussed intent to murder soldier online

Intelligence services have today been cleared of any blame over the brutal killing of soldier Lee Rigby, in an official report which found they could not have prevented the tragedy.

But the report also reveals an online conversation by one of Fusilier Rigby’s killers, Michael Adebowale, had discussed in graphic detail his intention to kill a soldier with an overseas extremist on a social media platform, believed to have been Facebook.

ITV News UK editor Rohit Kachroo reports:

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