14 August 2011

More woes for Irish church?

The Irish Examiner  carries a short item about another report that will cause trouble for the Catholic church in Ireland. The report, into the diocese of Raphoe in county Donegal  is expected to reveal how 20 priests abused hundreds of children in a Co Donegal diocese over 40 years.

The report from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church will be published later this month.

Worse still, the report will also severely criticise the Church for a continued cover-up.It is reported to have found that the Church was "uncooperative, obstructive and misleading when gardaí became involved in a number of investigations".
Although there have been plenty of other damning reports into abuse in the Catholic church in Ireland I wonder how this one will be received given the  reaction to last month's report on the diocese of Cloyne.

Relations between Ireland and the Vatican are rather strained at the moment. I wonder if this report will add further fuel to the fire


Sean Jeating said...

... and there are still people who'd let their babies being baptized.

jams o donnell said...

I wonder that too Sean

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Maybe Irish Catholic Church should separate itself? I don't want to go into the issue of a new name, though ;-)

jams o donnell said...

Who knows where this one is going. If the Vatican has sense it will do something positive... but I wont hold my breath!