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Vatican Rejects Cover-Up Claims Over Cloyne Report

03/09/2011 17:39 BST | Updated 03/11/2011 09:12 GMT

The Vatican has rejected claims by Irish PM Enda Kenny that it sabotaged efforts by Irish bishops to report child-molesting priests to police.

It follows the damning Cloyne Report that showed how allegations of clerical sex-abuse in Cork had been covered up.

In a speech to parliament in July, Mr Kenny accused the Church of putting its reputation ahead of abuse victims.