Audit report raps leaders of Irish diocese on sex-abuse handling
Catholic World News - April 25, 2013
An audit of sex-abuse complaints in Irish dioceses has criticized officials in the Diocese of Clogher for their failure to take action against known abusers.
The National Board for Safekeeping Children said that diocesan officials in Clogher protected guilty priests rather than innocent children. Bishop Joseph Duffy, who lead the diocese from 1979 until his retirement in 2010 at the age of 76, said: "I accept the criticism in the review and regret that, in the past, the standard of managing some cases fell short of what is expected today."
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