March 15, 2005

Cork diocese gives 0.5m to abuse fund

IRELAND
RTE News

15 March 2005 21:01
The Bishop of Cork and Ross has said that over the past five years the diocese has contributed around 500,000 to a trust which pays compensation to victims of clerical sex abuse.

Dr John Buckley was addressing priests of the diocese at meetings in Cork.

The bishops' conference, which is holding its spring meeting in Maynooth this week, is discussing the Bishops' Stewardship Trust.

This is a fund to which all dioceses have to contribute for compensation for victims of sexual abuse by diocesan priests, and for the funding of the bishops' child protection services.

Posted by kshaw at March 15, 2005 08:35 PM