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Abuse victim wants Pope to acknowledge abuse legacy

Chris Daly
Image caption Chris Daly said he wanted the Pope to recognise the lasting hurt

A victim of abuse by Catholic nuns at an Aberdeen children's home has said his experience "has cast a shadow as long as a lifetime".

Chris Daly, 45, was speaking ahead of Pope Benedict XVI flying into Scotland on the first UK Papal visit since 1982.

A series of investigations were carried out into abuse at Nazareth House in Aberdeen and other Catholic-run homes across Scotland.

Mr Daly said he wanted the Pope to recognise the lasting hurt.

Mr Daly, speaking of physical and emotional abuse he suffered in the 1970s, said: "I'm broken by what happened to me.

"People say that this is historic, this is in the past, but survivors live with the legacy of the abuse every day."

Pope Benedict XVI flew to Edinburgh to meet the Queen at Holyrood House, and parade through the city, before an open-air Mass in Glasgow.

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