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Irish sex-abuse survivors angry at Vatican letter

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, ...

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