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A spokesman for the Catholic church in Nottingham, has issued a statement following the sentencing of a former Catholic priest who abused seven children while working in the East Midlands between 1957 & 1991.
Father Andrew Cole, spokesman for the Diocese of Nottingham, said:
The abuse of children is evil and cannot be tolerated. The Catholic Church takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults extremely seriously, and it is our hope and expectation that no child or vulnerable adult should ever suffer at the hands of others.
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A former Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to 21 charges of sexually abusing boys & girls, has been jailed for a total of 15 years.