Bishops' representatives hear clergy abuse survivor  

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ROME — For the first time, an international meeting of bishops' representatives heard testimony from a survivor of clergy sex abuse in an effort to help clerics be more aware of the impact of abuse and to show how the Church can better help victims. The Anglophone Conference on the Safeguarding of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults has been meeting since 1996, and this year organizers invited Colm O'Gorman, who was abused by a priest in the Diocese of Ferns, Ireland, in the 1980s.

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