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Irish government followed the same policies for which politicians now scold Vatican

Catholic World News - July 15, 2011

Irish politicians have heaped criticism on the Vatican this week, after the release of the “Cloyne report,” which noted that the Holy See declined to approve guidelines for sex-abuse policy that the Irish bishops had devised in 2005. But columnist David Quinn notes that the Vatican had valid reasons for questioning the Irish bishops’ policy—reasons involving the due-process rights of accused clerics. Moreover, Quinn notes, “until literally this week, the Irish State has also had reservations about a mandatory reporting policy, and it has also been against making its own child protection policy, Children First, part of State law.”

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