Irish archbishop apologizes as 'predatory pedophile' ex-priest is sentenced
Catholic World News - December 07, 2010
As a notorious former priest was sentenced to a 12-year prison term on sex-abuse charges, Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin apologized to victims and acknowledged that “the Archdiocese of Dublin failed these children.”
Tony Walsh was found guilty of molesting 3 boys. But Archbishop Martin said that the legal charges represented only a fraction of the ex-priest’s misconduct. “Tony Walsh, however, abused many more children,” the archbishop said; “the numbers are truly shocking.” He said that the archdiocese was “too slow in recognizing that Tony Walsh was a predatory pedophile.”
"I can only unreservedly apologise to the victims of this man for what they endured and for the way in which the diocese failed them,” Archbishop Martin said.
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