Category Archives: Ireland

Minnesota diocese sues Ireland diocese over priest accused of sex abuse

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The Salt Lake Tribune associated press First Published Mar 27 2014 12:28 pm • Last Updated Mar 27 2014 08:00 pm New Ulm, Minn. • In a rare legal move, a Roman Catholic diocese in Minnesota is suing a diocese … Continue reading

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Diocese sex abuse concerns ‘omitted from official report’

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Independent.ie 08 March 2014 Shane Phelan Public Affairs Editor – Updated 08 March 2014 03:15 AM Bishop Noel Treanor of Down and Connor. Picture: Steve Humphreys The former head of the Catholic Church’s child safety watchdog has told the Government … Continue reading

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“Survivor fury that abuse labelled ‘mistake'” & related articles

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 Independent.ie   (Ireland) 08 March 2014 Sarah Mac Donald – Updated 08 March 2014 02:55 AM   Marie Collins  Survivors of clerical abuse have lashed out at the Association of Catholic Priests over its description of incidents of abuse by priests as … Continue reading

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Pope hits out at criticism of Church over sexual abuse

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BBC News Europe 05 March 2014 Pope Francis said the “great majority” of abuses were carried out in family or neighbourhood environments Pope Francis has strongly defended the Roman Catholic Church’s record on tackling sexual abuse by priests. In a … Continue reading

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“Nun at Derry home ‘facilitated’ abuse by priest, woman tells inquiry” & related articles

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Two victims waive anonymity to reveal abuse at religious-run homes in North Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 01:00 First published: Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 01:00 One witness repeatedly broke down yesterday as she described abuse she suffered at the Sisters of … Continue reading

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“Child abuse inquiry: Priest told boy he was ‘product of evil and satanic relationship'” & related articles

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The Belfast Telegraph 29 January 2014 The site of the former St Joseph’s Home, Termonbacca A priest told a former resident of a church-run children’s home in Northern Ireland that he was the product of an evil and satanic relationship, … Continue reading

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Catholic Church battles Brendan Smyth abuse victims

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The Belfast Telegraph 30 January 2014 /> It is alleged that a young boy had told the then Fr Sean Brady that Smyth was abusing children in 1975 The High Court in Dublin has reserved judgment after a Catholic bishop … Continue reading

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Reports on Church child protection published

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RTE (Ireland) Updated: 21:55, Tuesday, 10 December 2013 An audit by the Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog has found only 12 Christian Brothers were convicted of crimes between 1975 and today. A review of the congregation’s files found that its initial response to … Continue reading

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Co Kerry priest accused of sex abuse left church to work with children

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breakingnews.ie   (Ireland) 10 December 2013 18:08:37 A priest facing several sex abuse allegations asked to be dismissed and went on to work in a job which gave him access to children, the church watchdog has found. The ex-cleric was the … Continue reading

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“Report reveals 36 allegations of child sex abuse in Armagh Archdiocese”

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The Ulster Herald 10 December 2013 Cardinal Sean Brady. A report into how the Armagh Archdiocese handled allegations of child sex abuse has revealed that 36 allegations have been made against priests since 1975. The National Board for Safeguarding Children … Continue reading

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