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Dublin's archbishop snubbed for Vatican abuse conference?

Catholic World News - July 04, 2011

Garry O’Sullivan of the Irish Catholic finds it interesting that Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is not listed among the speakers scheduled to address a Vatican conference on sexual abuse next February. Archbishop Martin has been very vocal on the question, O’Sulivan notes, and indeed he is “one of the few bishops who stands out in the European continental experience of abuse.”

Why, then, would Archbishop Martin not be sought out as a speaker at this major international conference? O’Sullivan sees a few likely explanations:

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