Clerical abuse inquiry to criticise offenders’ protection

The inquiry into clerical abuse in the Dublin archdiocese is to strongly condemn the practice of protecting clerics who were engaged in widespread child abuse.

17th October, 2009

The inquiry into clerical abuse in the Dublin archdiocese is to strongly condemn the practice of protecting clerics who were engaged in widespread child abuse.

The report will highlight issues during the reign of former archbishop Dermot Ryan, while also pointing to significant failures by Cardinal Desmond Connell and John Charles McQuaid. The commission of investigation report is expected to be released late this week or early next week.

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