Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pope summons bishops over abuse report - CNN International - Hada Messia

Rome, Italy (CNN) -- The pope has summoned several Irish bishops to the Vatican to discuss a report documenting child abuse by Irish clergy members, the Vatican spokesman said Wednesday.

The bishops will meet with Pope Benedict XVI in mid-February, said Father Federico Lombardi, the spokesman.

The report, which came out in November, found that the Catholic Church in Ireland covered up "widespread" child abuse from 1975 to 2004.

The pope already has met with senior Irish bishops about the report, produced by the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation. The Irish government created the commission in 2006 to examine abuse allegations – Read complete article – by Hada Messia - CNN International

Related links:

Irish Catholic Church covered up child abuse, report says –

Ireland Child Sexual Abuse - Commission of Investigation, Dublin Archdiocese, Catholic Diocese of Cloyne

Pope ‘led cover-up of child abuse… London Evening Standard -

This is about the reckless endangerment of children in a calculated, purposeful strategy to protect the institutional Church – The Christian Science Monitor

Watergate (Again)?

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