Thursday October 29, 2020

A failure to bear Witness?

The Jehovah’s Witnesses religion is coming under mounting criticism for its handling of sexual abuse allegations in Ireland

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
29th October, 2017
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In the summer of 2016, elders in an Irish Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation were informed of a case of alleged child sex abuse within their flock. According to the religion’s own internal rules in force at the time, when elders encounter a case of child sexual abuse they are required to contact the legal department of the London-based Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain, also known simply as the Watch Tower.

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