Halifax Archbishop Calls For Attonment

It's a bid by Anthony Mancini to unify a church divided over its response to a long-running series of sexual abuse scandals.

In a letter, Mancini says the church ``is breaking up into camps of ideologically driven groups'' and he makes an explicit plea for the church ``to become 'one' again.''

Mancini has been vocal in condemning both sexual abuse by priests and the church's ``systemic failure of leadership,'' saying there is an urgent need for change.