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Cloyne abuse report still delayed

Catholic World News - June 08, 2011

A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Ireland’s Cloyne diocese may not be made public until the nation’s High Court resolves arguments about material that should be withheld, justice minister Alan Shatter has revealed.

In April, the High Court authorized publication of the Cloyne report, except for some sections that referred to a priest who is the subject of current criminal proceedings. However, Shatter revealed, weeks of talks have not yet produced an agreement on which passages should be redacted. Originally the justice minister had expected publication of the report in May.

The report on the Cloyne diocese was commissioned by the government in January 2009, after an independent board found that the diocese was not implementing policies to safeguard children. The investigation--chaired by Judge Yvonne Murphy, who also headed the commission investigating the Dublin archdiocese--was completed last December.

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