Thursday December 12, 2019

Between the lines - The Catholic Church’s wall of silence

As Ireland prepares for a visit from Pope Francis, Susan O'Keefe

17th August, 2018
The site where Pope Francis is to give the closing Mass in the Phoenix Park. Photo: RollingNews.ie

One thousand children, at least, were abused over a 70-year period in Philadelphia. It’s shocking. It’s the first thorough investigation of abuse by the Catholic church in any US state and it also tells us that these figures are the tip of the iceberg. Indeed, the grand jury states clearly that it is firmly of the view that there were thousands of children abused, by what it described as ‘predatory’ priests who in turn, were...

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