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Irish bishops schedule special session on sex-abuse scandal

January 22, 2009

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Ireland's Catholic bishops have scheduled a special meeting on January 23 to discuss their response to a growing controversy over their handling of sex-abuse allegations. Informed sources indicate that the bishops' meeting, to take place at Maynooth, will concentrate on designing a uniform policy rather than on the problems of any particular diocese. Bishop John Magee of Cloyne has faced calls for his resignation after the revelation of mishandled sex-abuse allegations in that diocese; a new report on the Dublin archdiocese is expected soon.


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