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Irish bishops set to adopt standard abuse policies?

Catholic World News - April 04, 2011

The Irish Catholic bishops have agreed to abide by new uniform rules for the handling of sex-abuse complaints, the Sunday Business Post reports.

The bishops will approve a set of guidelines proposed by the National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC), the Post says. The NBSC would then supervise the implementation of those guidelines. While individual bishops would retain authority over the administration of the rules in their own diocese, the NBSC would audit the results.

The Sunday Business Post reports that the guidelines will be published once the bishops formalize their approval.

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  • Posted by: opraem - Apr. 04, 2011 9:37 PM ET USA

    but will they follow them? based on experience, probably not.

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