The Children's Minister says she doesn't believe this weekend was the first time the Pope has heard about the Tuam Babies.

Katherine Zappone has written Pope Francis a memo outlining the details of the case following her meeting with the Pontiff this weekend.

Last night, Pope Francis told reporters that he would study the memo, as it touched his heart.

Ms Zappone said she told the pontiff that she hopes the Catholic Church will make reparation to the women and babies who lived in the Co Galway home, where the remains of 796 infants were buried in a septic tank.

Minister Zappone says it was clear the Pope knew what she was talking about when she mentioned Tuam:

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