Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bishops consider Murphy report fallout in Maynooth – By PATSY MCGARRY, JAMIE SMYTH and JASON MICHAEL – The Irish Times

January 22, 2010

Eighteen Irish Catholic bishops attended an extraordinary general meeting at Maynooth this afternoon to discuss the Dublin Archdiocese report.

It came before a meeting next month between Pope Benedict and the Irish bishops in the wake of the Murphy report and also the forthcoming pastoral letter from the pope to the faithful of Ireland. Photo - CNN.Com

Among those attending were Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan and Bishop of Kildare Leighlin Jim Moriarty.

There were 33 bishops and auxiliary bishops eligible to attend.

Bishop Moriarty offered his resignation to the pope on December 23rd last. Bishops Walsh and Field offered theirs on Christmas Eve. It has yet to be confirmed by the Vatican that the resignations have been accepted. Read complete article - By PATSY MCGARRY, JAMIE SMYTH and JASON MICHAEL – The Irish Times

Related links:

Irish Catholic Church covered up child abuse, report says – CNN.Com - November 26, 2009

Pope 'obstructed' sex abuse inquiry – by Jamie DowardThe Observer - 2005

Sex Crimes And The Vatican is on BBC1 - 2006

Bishops use 'bunker talks' to devise deeply flawed strategy - By John Cooney – January 25, 2010 –

Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests'| News | This is London - 2006

Pope, Irish bishops plan summit on child abuse - Huffington Post - Shawn Pogatchnik - ‎Jan 20, 2010‎

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