Irish sex-abuse survivors angry at Vatican letter
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 @ 00:00
by Gregg Ryan Ireland Correspondent
SURVIVORS of clerical sexual abuse in Ireland have reacted angrily to disclosures that the Vatican promoted a “Do not tell” policy among bishops worldwide when it came to reporting the sexual abuse of children to the police.
It has been discovered that a letter, written in 1997 by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Luciano Storero, to the Irish Bishops’ Conference, expressed serious misgivings about the mandatory reporting of such cases to the civil authorities, despite ...
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