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Turnbull to apologize to sex abuse victims

AFP-Jiji SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull agreed Wednesday to deliver a formal apology to victims of institutional child sex abuse, acknowledging their courage and pain in exposing the scale of the problem.

The decision follows a five-year royal commission detailing thousands of harrowing abuse cases involving Australian churches, orphanages, sporting clubs, youth groups and schools over decades.

Its final report, released in December, included 409 recommendations, including an official apology.Speech

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