Emotional Australian PM says sorry to victims of institutional child abuse

Melbourne, Australia (CNN)Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison broke down in tears Monday while making a national apology to thousands of victims of child sexual abuse in institutions in a scandal which has spanned decades.

In a speech which was broadcast live across the country, Morrison said the trauma suffered by victims in institutional settings from church orphanages to youth groups and schools had been “hiding in plain sight for too long.”
“We honor every survivor in this country, we love you, we hear you and we honor you,” he said during his speech in the Australian Parliament.

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