Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will deliver a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse.
Turnbull's pledge follows the conclusion of a four‑year inquiry that found tens of thousands of children had been abused in Australian institutions.
The crimes, over decades, took place in institutions including churches, schools and sports clubs.
Turnbull said the apology would be given later this year.
The royal commission inquiry, which concluded in December, made more than 400 recommendations, including calling on the Catholic Church to overhaul its celibacy rules.
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