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Irish government receives report on abuse in Dublin archdiocese

July 21, 2009

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Ireland's justice minister, Dermot Ahern, today received a report from a commission chartered to investigate the handling of sex-abuse complaints in the Dublin archdiocese. The report will not be released to the public until government officials resolve questions on how to identify priests accused of abuse-- some of them already facing trial. The Dublin archdiocese has revealed that at least 450 people have reported abused by priests in the past 60 years. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has warned that the report, when it is made public, will be shocking.

 


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