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Vatican Denies Cover-Up of Abuses By Priests in Ireland | Care2 Causes

Vatican Denies Cover-Up of Abuses By Priests in Ireland | Care2 Causes

In July, the Irish government issued a report contending that the Diocese of Cloyne, a rural part of County Cork, did not act on complaints of sexual abuse of children against 19 priests from 1996 to 2009. The report was drafted by an independent investigative committee headed by Judge Yvonne Murphy and also found that, while two allegations were reported to the police, no follow-up inquiry ensued. The report provides stark evidence that the Church’s earlier promises to report all abuse cases since 1995 to civil authorities were empty. From the 1930s to the 1990s, the Irish government found that thousands of children were abused in state-run Catholic boarding schools. As in the US, dioceses often moved predatory priests to different posts, rather than turning them over to the police. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime M...

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