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Irish child-abuse official praises Catholic bishops' new resolve

Catholic World News - March 03, 2010

The head of an Irish agency concerned with child abuse has said that he is confident that sexual abuse by Catholic priests is "coming to an end," as the Irish bishops adopt program to protect children. Ian Elliott of the National Board for Safeguarding Children reported that "a uniform commitment to change has taken root across dioceses." As evidence of the bishops' new attitude, he cited a passage from the statement issues after a meeting in Rome, in which the Irish bishops affirmed "their collective commitment to the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children"-- the agency he leads. Several bishops have already taken courses offered by the National Board, he said.

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  • Posted by: niall - Mar. 03, 2010 6:56 PM ET USA

    It's amazing that this important news about the commitment in Irish dioceses to child protection will only appear in a Catholic newspaper - I will be quite surprised if the news is reported in Ireland's national newspapers...I doubt it will happen; scandal & sensationalism sell newspapers - not good news about the Catholic Church!

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