Dublin archbishop declines to back Cardinal Brady
Catholic World News - May 25, 2012
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has again refused to counter calls for the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady of Armagh.
Asked if he supported Cardinal Brady, whose resignation has been demanded by several leading political figures, Archbishop Martin told reporters: "I've made no comments on other bishops."
"Cardinal Brady has said that he is staying and that he has lots of support from people,” the Dublin archbishop observed. “I've never commented and I don't know anything of those details."
Earlier this month Archbishop Martin suggested a new independent investigation into the handling of sex-abuse charges against Father Brendan Smyth in the 1970s. The criticism of Cardinal Brady has focused on the fact that he was involved in that case, as a young priest, and did not take action to protect young people from abuse. The cardinal has said that he would welcome an independent inquiry.
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