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Catholic Church in Scotland to reveal past abuse cases

The Catholic Church in Scotland will review recent and historic cases of abuse in the church in a "spirit of openness and transparency."

The Catholic Church in Scotland has said it will publish a review into cases of reported abuse over a period spanning more than five years. Credit: PA

The church will give details of the number of incidents reported between 2006 to 2012, their nature and the results of investigations into them, it announced to members.

A further audit of all cases of historic abuse allegations between 1947 and 2005 is then expected to be launched, along with a full review of its safeguarding procedures.