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Dublin's archbishop isolated within Irish hierarchy, journalist reveals

July 20, 2011

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has become isolated from other members of the Irish hierarchy because of his outspoken criticism of the way Irish Church leaders handled sex-abuse complaints, reports Michael Kelly of the Irish Catholic.

Archbishop Martin is frequently found alone during meeting of the Irish episcopate, Kelly discloses. Other prelates have withheld information from him. For example, in 2009, when Irish Church leaders discussed whether Bishop John Magee should resign as Bishop of Cloyne, Archbishop Martin was not informed that Bishop Magee had already admitted inappropriate behavior with a young man.


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