Religious orders defied government request

Catholic congregations ignored a government request to keep secret details of their offers to a fund to support survivors of clerical abuse.

5th December, 2009

Catholic congregations ignored a government request to keep secret details of their offers to a fund to support survivors of clerical abuse.

The government told the 18 religious orders that it wanted to inform the survivors of institutional abuse before the offers made by the Church bodies were made public, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

The Provincial of the Dominican Order, Fr Pat Lucey, confirmed that the Department of Education wrote to the congregations last...

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