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Dublin abuse report to be released Thursday

November 25, 2009

The Irish government will release a detailed report on sexual abuse by priests in the Dublin archdiocese on Thursday, November 26. The decision to release the report this week was made at a Tuesday cabinet meeting, after the High Court said that the report could be made public with a few sections deleted to avoid interfering with prosecution of accused clerics.

The Irish Independent reports that the report is scathing in its criticism of the Dublin archdiocese for failing to curtail the abusive priests. "The Dublin archdiocese behaved in a manner that was absolutely reprehensible," said an anonymous source who was reportedly acquainted with the contents of the report. Dublin's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was warned the faithful that the information contained in the report will be shocking.

The government will provide a briefing for abuse victims' groups before the public release of the full report.

 


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