Lessons of Ferns must be well learned

It is difficult to know what words to add to the tens of thousands already written about the Ferns Report.

29th October, 2005

It is difficult to know what words to add to the tens of thousands already written about the Ferns Report.

Much was already known about the horrific acts in that diocese over a prolonged period of years and the deeply inadequate response of the Church authorities. But the telling of so many terrible stories in one volume - and its shocking indictment, not only of the abusers, but of those who stood back and let...

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