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Irish media: Archbishop Martin to ask Vatican to remove four bishops

December 21, 2009

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin will ask the Congregation of Bishops to remove four bishops implicated in the Murphy report if they do not resign of their own accord, according to an Irish media report. Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen welcomed the resignation of Bishop Donal Murray, calling it “a welcome indication that those who are in positions of leadership and responsibility in the Church are facing up to their responsibility in the light of the very clear findings of the Murphy Commission.”


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  • Posted by: - Dec. 23, 2009 9:34 AM ET USA

    "Leadership and responsibility" does NOT mean scapegoating-rather it SHOULD not.However,I cannot understand how an intelligent man like Archbishop Martin can be comfortable with seeking the resignation of bishops who were found to have acted correctly by the report.His zeal for justice for the victims is laudable,but the Archbishop is speaking out of both sides of his mouth by victimising innocent bishops, while also calling for justice.His attitude is unacceptable.People must read the report!

  • Posted by: Ken - Dec. 22, 2009 12:57 AM ET USA

    Perhaps America's bishops will take notice?

  • Posted by: - Dec. 21, 2009 3:22 PM ET USA

    Judgment must come to the house of the Lord first.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 21, 2009 1:22 PM ET USA

    These are sad days for the Church in Ireland.