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Cardinal Nichols to appear in public after unknown illness

The most senior Catholic leader in England and Wales shall give evidence next week to a national investigation into how child sex abuse within institutions was handled.

He will appear on Thursday 13th December as the Independent Inquiry in Child Sexual Abuse is turning its attention to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.

The 73-year-old had been forced to leave early a ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on Sunday 11th November over an undisclosed illness.

Cardinal Nichols was deemed unfit to give evidence to the IICSA as planned in November and his appearance was postponed.

A statement released at the time said he was "keen" to make representations concerning his time as Archbishop of Birmingham.

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A series of IICSA hearings are examining how church leaders, prosecutors, police and other agencies handled the abuse of youngsters by clergy between 1950 and 2000.

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