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Pope's letter on Irish abuse crisis will be released Saturday

March 18, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI's letter to the Irish Church, in response to the sex-abuse crisis there, will be released on Saturday, March 20, the Vatican press office has announced.

During his weekly public audience on March 17 the Holy Father had said that he would sign the letter on March 19 and it would be released shortly thereafter; but he had not given an exact date.


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  • Posted by: laurie.drake5181 - Mar. 19, 2010 11:11 AM ET USA

    The letter is coming soon! How ironic, it is very late. So many young people could have been spared this kind of abuse if the first abusers were dealt with properly, not just reassigned and hidden. Shame on all who went quietly along. That poor judgement, that SIN caused much harm to innocents and disgraced our Church that is worthy of honor, but now must suffer disgrace at the hands of those who vowed to honor the Church and their vocation. Too little, too late.