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Child protection in RC Church is improving, report finds

by Gregg Ryan Ireland Correspondent

REVIEWS of six Roman Catholic dioceses in Ireland by the indepen­dent National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC), published on Wednesday of last week, reveal marked improve­ments in the way in which abuse allegations against clergy are being handled, although criticism remains about the response by some senior clergy.

The report examined Derry, Raphoe, Dromore, Kilmore, and Ardagh & Clonmacnoise dioceses, which cover the North and Midlands. ...

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