Irish probe police inaction on abuse complaints in Cloyne diocese
Catholic World News - March 22, 2012
Irish government officials are investigating complaints that police (garda) officials failed to respond to reports of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Cloyne.
An independent report on the Cloyne diocese, released last year, sharply criticized diocesan officials for their failure to report abuse allegations. But the same report also criticized police for their lax handling of complaints. While the complaints against clerics drew worldwide notice and led to the introduction of new legislation penalizing priests who failed to disclose abuse, the investigation of police involved in the process is still in its early stages.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($15,674 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!