'Hit-and-run' visit: Irish protesters reject pardon plea from Pope Francis

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Pontiff’s two-day trip cloaked by anger, pain and defiance over clerical sexual abuse and cruelty

Pope Francis may have been begging forgiveness at a mass in Phoenix Park, but just four miles away the banners at a protest rally in the heart of Dublin rebuffed that request with short, sharp slogans.

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