Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pope stops short of outright apology for clerical abuse – IrelandOn-Line

Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

Pope Benedict XVI today has expressed his "profound regret at the actions of some members of the clergy".
Following a meeting with Cardinal Sean Brady and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in the Vatican regarding the Irish Commission of Investigation’s Report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, the pontiff said that he "shares the outrage, betrayal and shame felt by so many of the faithful in Ireland", but did not use the words "sorry" or "apologise" in the statement issued. Photos
Last Wednesday, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference formally apologised for the abuse and mishandling of allegations in the Dublin Archdiocese.
The Vatican said after the 90-minute talks that the letter to the faithful of Ireland “will clearly indicate the initiatives that are to be taken in response to the situation.”

The Murphy report detailed allegations against a sample 46 priests who served in Dublin between 1975 to 2004 and found several bishops, including the Bishop of Limerick, Donal Murray, who acted inexcusably in one case, mishandled complaints against priests. Photo - Staircase of the Vatican Museums
Bishop Murray has also been in Rome all week and is understood to be to be preparing to resign.
Meanwhile two others, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Eamon Walsh and Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan, have insisted they have done nothing wrong… Read complete article - IrelandOn-Line
Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

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Child Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin, November 2009 -Report by Commission of Investigation into the handling by Church and State authorities of allegations and suspicions of child abuse against clerics of the CatholicArchdiocese of Dublin. Read complete report

Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

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