Will head of Irish review board step down?
Catholic World News - September 20, 2012
Ian Elliott, the head of Ireland’s National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC)—the independent board created by the Catholic bishops to monitor sex-abuse issues—will reach retirement age next year. The Irish Catholic reports that a lively internal debate has arisen regarding whether Elliott should be allowed to retire, or offered an extended contract to continue his service with the NBSCCC.
The audits of Irish dioceses and religious orders by the NBSCCC under Elliott’s direction have been very critical. While some Church leaders have been unhappy with the reports, others are persuaded that energetic probes are necessary to restore the credibility of the Church.
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