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Irish prime minister to make formal apology over deaths of 9,000 children at Catholic-run care homes

An inquiry has found thousands of infants died in Irish homes for unmarried mothers and their offspring run by the Catholic Church from the 1920s to the 1990s, an "appalling" mortality rate that reflected brutal living conditions.

The report, which covered 18 so-called Mother and Baby Homes where young pregnant women were hidden from society for decades, is the latest in a series of government-commissioned papers that have laid bare some of the Catholic Church’s darkest chapters.

  • ABC News

Around 9,000 children died in all, Tuesday’s report found — a mortality …

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