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Soul searching: Australia loses faith as sexual abuse cases mount

Reuters Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Ballarat was the sort of regional Australian town where mothers with Irish surnames prayed their eldest sons would enter the priesthood, and fathers would reach for their soft brim hats whenever Catholic clergy walked by.
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Catholicism remains Australia's largest religious affiliation, but George Pell's home town of Ballarat - like many towns around the country - may be starting to lose its faith. Ed Giles reports.

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