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Ireland Investigates almost 800 Suspicous Deaths at Church Home

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Celtic cross in Irelandby Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian Post

The government of Ireland has launched an investigation into abuse and the deaths of nearly 800 infants from unmarried mothers decades ago at “mother and baby” homes run by the Roman Catholic Church, uncovering what has been called a “dark history” of how such children where treated.

Hundreds of people attended a vigil on Wednesday organized by Justice for the Tuam Babies outside the House of Representatives, leaving teddy bears and children’s shoes in memories of the victims, the Irish Times reported.

Researchers discovered records last week that showed that 796 children, mostly infants, died at a “mother and baby” home in Tuam, County Galway, which operated between 1925 and 1962.

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